Accessible Technology Initiative Procurement Procedure
California State University Northridge strives to make its programs, services, and activities accessible to all students, faculty, staff, and the general public who visit our campus, regardless of disability. The procurement of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services is one way in which CSUN removes barriers to accessibility. Accordingly, departments must analyze their pending requests for ICT products and services to ensure that an accessible product or service is being requested or determine whether the product or service is the most accessible technology of its kind in the marketplace.
The product categories subject to ICT accessibility review are:
- Software applications and operating systems
- Web-based internet and intranet information and applications (includes services)
- Telecommunication products (phone systems, voice mail systems)
- Video and multimedia products (videos, TV tuners and displays)
- Self-contained, closed products (printers, fax machines, kiosks, ATMs)
- Desktop and portable computer
The Information and Communication Technology Form is designed to assist CSUN departments in requesting ICT products and services in an effort to determine the accessibility impact of an ICT purchase. The Information and Communication Technology Procurement Form must be completed for all technology purchases identified in the categories above, regardless of dollar value. Instructions for successfully downloading and completing the ICT Form can be found at the Universal Design Center website. For assistance in completing this form, contact the Purchasing and Contract Administration Office at 818-677-2301. For any technical issues with the form, contact the Universal Design Center at 818-677-5898.
As an added convenience, CSUN has pre-approved some ICT items for purchase (pre-approved ICTs) that DO NOT require an ICT procurement form submission. These items have been vetted by the ATI Procurement Committee as either low accessibility impact or as not falling into the criteria of ICT.
For pre-approved products that fall under the category of Web Applications and Cloud Services, while they do not require an ICT procurement form, they do require a Plan for Alternate Access (PAA) to ensure accessibility compliance for these ICT products. Departments purchasing any of the products in this section must review and sign a pre-filled PAA through Adobe Sign. To access the PAA's for these products, select the appropriate links in this section. Should you require assistance in understanding the steps needed to ensure the accessibility requirements for these products are met, you can contact the Universal Design Center at (818) 677-5898 or via email through firstname.lastname@example.org.