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Accessibility Statement at Stanislaus State
Our campus is dedicated to cultivating a welcoming and supportive environment that enhances success and advancement for all students, faculty, and staff regardless of personal experiences, values, and world views that arise from differences of culture and circumstance including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, socioeconomic status, geographical context, and abilities/disability. We also provide the leadership and structure for the campus to engage in assessment on issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity, as well as increase the effectiveness of existing programs and services, develop new programs and services, build consensus and support, and model equitable and inclusive outcomes.
Understanding the Accessible Technology Initiative
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.
Successful implementation of the ATI at Stanislaus State will require campus-wide participation. The process has to be inclusive as it requires individual action by hundreds of faculty and staff. Oversight for ATI implementation will be the responsibility of the ATI Steering Committee. The committee will provide oversight and support to four ad hoc committees tasked with the following areas:
- Web Accessibility
- Instructional Materials Accessibility
- Procurement of Accessible Electronic & Information Technology
- Communications & Awareness