- A Guide to Visual Disabilities
- From Where I Sit Video Series
- DRS Guidelines for Staff
- DRS Definition of Terms
- DRS Points to Remember When Meeting a Person with a Disability
- Contact DRS for More Information
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
- Creating Accessible Email Message
- Enabling the Text to Speech Feature in Microsoft Outlook (Windows)
- Seven Steps to Creating an Accessible Email in Microsoft Outlook
- Infographic for Creating Accessible Email in Microsoft Outlook
- Fix or Avoid a Broken Link in an Outlook Web Access Email message
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
- Accessible Templates (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- CSU ATI Microsoft Product Accessibility Resources
- PowerPoint Accessibility Tutorial (WebAIM)
- PowerPoint Video Tutorial (Microsoft)
- Accessibility Support for Word - step-by-step instructions to create accessible Word documents
- Create Accessible PDFs (Microsoft)
Applies To: Office 365, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010 - Windows, Mac, Online
- Create and Verify Accessible PDFs (Adobe)
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.
Stanislaus State On-Campus Resources
- Disability Resource Services
- Library Disability Support Services
- OIT Instructional Technology
- Psychological Counseling Services
- Student Health Center
- Veterans Affairs Office