Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI)
The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) reflects the California State University's (CSU) ongoing commitment to provide access to information resources and technologies to individuals with disabilities. This commitment is articulated in Executive Order 926 (EO 926), the CSU Board of Trustees Policy on Disability Support and Accommodations:
"It is the policy of the CSU to make information technology resources and services accessible to all CSU students, faculty, staff and the general public regardless of disability."
The Accessible Technology Initiative's
Vision: To create a culture of access for an inclusive learning and working environment.
Mission: To help CSU campuses in carrying out EO926 by developing guidelines, implementation strategies, tools and resources.
Principle: To apply universal design, an approach to the design of products and services to be usable by the greatest number of people including individuals with disabilities.
Strategy: To stimulate collaboration to effect changes that will ultimately benefit all.
The CSU Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) was established to help campuses implement the electronic and information technology (E&IT) aspects of the policy. Through ATI communities of practice, Fresno State works collaboratively with the Chancellor's Office and other CSU campuses to develop plans, identify resources, and establish standards and practices for achieving the goals of the ATI.
Under the executive sponsorship of the Vice Provost, Fresno State is working concurrently to achieve compliance in three priority areas:
- Procurement involves reviewing campus technology acquisitions for compliance with existing legal standards and selecting the most accessible product unless a specific exemption applies.
- Web Accessibility involves making administrative, instructionally-related, and other campus information web sites, web-based applications and services and online content accessible. This includes all electronic documents and multimedia, such as Word, PDF and video files posted to the web.
- Instructional Materials involves faculty applying universal design for learning principles, creating or using accessible web sites and electronic course materials, identifying textbooks early, etc.
The ATI affects you if you teach courses, design or manage web sites, and/or purchase E&IT products or services. Ensuring accessibility of Fresno State's E&IT environment is an ongoing, shared responsibility that requires collaboration among faculty, staff, students and administration. Fresno State is committed to demonstrating continuous improvement as part of a multi-year phased implementation.
Please explore this web site to learn more about Fresno State's plans and to find information and resources that can help you do your part in making this effort a success.
For questions about ATI, please check the contact page for the appropriate office to assist you.