ATI Steering Committee
Vice President and CIO (Interim)
Information Resources & Technology
Ron Coleman, Chair, Biological Sciences (NSM) - Term: Fall 2015 through Spring 2017
Term: 2 years
The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) Steering Committee was established in 2007 under the authority of the CSU's coded memo regarding accessible technology (http://www.calstate.edu/AcadAff/codedmemos/AA-2010-13.shtml.) The Committee is advisory to the Vice President & Chief Information Officer, who is appointed by the president as the Executive Sponsor for the Accessible Technology Initiative for Sacramento State.
The ATI Steering Committee advises and assists the Executive Sponsor in implementing the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative at Sacramento State, with particular focus on the following three ATI priorities:
- Web accessibility,
- Instructional materials accessibility, and
- Accessible electronic and information technology procurement.
The Committee also facilitates liaison to other stakeholder groups with an interest and role in accessible technology issues, such as University Committee for Persons with Disabilities (UCPD), the Faculty Senate, Academic Affairs, the Hornet Bookstore and other groups.
The Committee is specifically charged with the responsibility to:
- Analyze the issues and recommend solutions to problems faced by students, faculty and staff relative to equal access to services through electronic and information technology
- Advise on development of policy and annual CSU plans for 1) web accessibility, 2) instructional materials accessibility, and 3) accessibility of electronic and information technology procurement.
Recommend products, policies, and/or procedures to alleviate or eliminate problems related to information technology in compliance with CSU Executive Order 926, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which require that qualified individuals with disabilities be provided equal access to programs, services, or activities and the guidelines developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). California Government Code 11135 applies Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1998, to State entities and to the CSU.”