Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) Coded Memo - Issued January 29, 2013
Web Site Functionality (DOCX, 80KB)
Title Attribute Accessibility (DOCX, 805KB)
The UDC staff is available to train individuals, groups and departments in Universal Design techniques and share ideas about business processes that support these efforts.
California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is committed to ensuring that the campus web environment is accessible to everyone. As a community, we work together to address the usability and accessibility of the web sites contained within CSUN’s web environment.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) require that qualified individuals be provided equal access to programs, services, and activities. California Government Code 11135 applies Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1998, to State entities and to the California State University (CSU) System. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make new opportunities available to people with disabilities and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The California State University System statement on accessibility is articulated in Executive Order 926.
Below are the compliance standards used in support of the federal and state legislation as well as the CSU Policy:
Key accessibility features include:
Web evaluations are conducted to report problems regarding the accessibility and usability of web applications within the CSUN web environment. Some testing is done on individual department web sites and all campus areas are trained on compliance standards.
To report accessibility or usability problems, please contact the webpage owner. In addition, you may also contact the Universal Design Center to report any accessibility or usability problems, and to make suggestions regarding web page improvements. We value the insights and ideas you may share as a visitor to these web pages.
Principles of Universal Design provide a framework for designing curricula that enables all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. Universal Design provides support for learning and reduces barriers to the curriculum while maintaining high achievement standards for all (CAST, 2009).
The principles of Universal Design are based on teaching to all students regardless of their individual processing styles or characteristics. Disability is just one of many characteristics that an individual may possess. Designing ways to access information and technology in a fashion that is usable to everyone helps support the California State University's (CSU) ongoing commitment to provide access for individuals with disabilities. More information can be found at The Trace Center's Accessibility/Universal Design Information.
Our goal is to assist the campus community to create pathways for individuals to learn, communicate, and share via information technology, regardless of their individual learning and processing styles, or physical characteristics. Based on designing-in interoperability, usability, and accessibility.
The Academic Web Page Generator are in the pilot phase of development. If you would like to use the generators, please select the links below and let us know if you have any questions or need assistance.