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Electronic and Information Technology

The policy of the California State University (CSU) is to make its programs, services, and activities accessible to students, faculty, staff, and members of the public with disabilities who visit the campus or attend campus-sponsored events.  A component of this policy is to acquire Electronic and Information Technology (E&IT) products that meet this need. The CSUN business process that articulates the steps in this process can be found on the Accessible Technology Initiative Procurement Procedure web page. Below is an overview of the goals set by the ATI for campuses in the CSU System.

Procurement Accessibility Goals

  • Procurement Procedures: An ATI Electronic and Information Technology (E&IT) Procurement Plan, documents, forms, and other materials to support 508 procurements at the campus are created and published.
  • Staffing or Role Definition: ATI procurement team is fully staffed with clearly defined roles for processing E&IT procurements.
  • Equally Effective Access Plans: Equally Effective Access Plans are created for E&IT products that are not fully 508 compliant.
  • Training: All parties involved in E&IT procurement have been trained, and a continual training program is in place.
  • Outreach (Communications): All individuals on campus involved in the purchasing of goods are knowledgeable about Section 508 in the context of E&IT procurement.
  • Evaluation & Monitoring: Campus has established a continual evaluation process with standard forms and procedures. Feedback from the process along with direction is provided to training, outreach, and other groups involved in E&IT procurements.