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. This is done by the department via a marketplace analysis.
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.