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The California State University (CSU) system launched a system-wide Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) to ensure that each CSU campus follows CSU policy and federal and state laws pertaining to access to information and technology.
Sacramento State is dedicated to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in all aspects of its academic programs and services. The university recognizes the importance of making its physical facilities as well as its information technology services accessible to ensure the campus is accessible by everyone regardless of disability.
Sac State is committed to universal accessibility for official pages of its Web site. We welcome any ideas or comments from our clients that may help us to further improve upon the accessibility and usability of our Web site.
In 2003, California Government Code 11135 applied Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act as amended in 1998 to the CSU.
In January 2006, the CSU launched the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) in order to develop the work plan, guidance, and resources to assist campuses in carrying out the accessible technology provisions of
The California State University Board of Trustees Policy on Disability Support and Accommodations - CSU Executive Order 926 (EO):
"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."
Areas of Focus
Given the nature of this Executive Order, the CSU identified a plan addressing the following three areas:
- Web Accessibility
- Instructional Materials Accessibility
- Accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Procurement
As a public university, California State University, Sacramento is required to make electronic and information technology accessible to all students, employees and the general public, including those individuals with disabilities by employing the 2017 Section 508 guidelines that align with the Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA.
The advantages of universal Web accessibility go beyond legal requirements and the usefulness of a Web site to people with disabilities. Applying universal design concepts to a Web site make it accessible to all site visitors, including those visiting with graphics turned off or with mobile devices.
The ATI Steering Committee and Subcommittees continue to meet and develop policies, procedures and practices that are structured around accessibility. The purpose of the ATI Steering committee is to put in place processes and procedures that faculty, staff, and administrators have to abide by.