Staff Resources

Understanding Disability

Understanding the Accessible Technology Initiative

The goal of the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) is 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. Coded memorandum (AA-2013-03) and executive order (EO 926) from the Chancellor's Office set forth a road map for ensuring accessibility of information technology and resources in compliance with federal and state laws and CSU policy.

Creating Accessible Email

Create Accessible Email Messages

The Three Priorities of ATI

  • Web Accessibility - The need to make websites, web applications, and digital content accessible.
  • Instructional Materials - The need to make instructional materials and online course materials available to students with disabilities at the same time they are available to all students.
  • Procurement - The need to incorporate accessibility standards when acquiring new Electronic and Information Technology (EE&IT) products.

Understanding Your Role in ATI

Achieving the accessibility of information technology and resources is a shared responsibility for the entire campus community. Staff can provide support in many ways, including

  • Become familiar with accessibility and the needs of individuals with disabilities.
  • Develop accessible Digital Content: programs, presentations, and documents that are accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Follow Section 508 guidelines for E&IT purchases.

Creating Accessible Digital Content

Cheat Sheets for Creating Accessible Digital Content

These one-page Cheat Sheets contain easy to use ideas, and are useful training tools.
To schedule a training or information session, please contact our ATI Coordinator or Instructional Technologist.

Microsoft Office



Section 508 requires the CSU to purchase Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services that conform to the standards established for each category of covered items. See the Procurement section for more information.

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