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Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI)

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 1111 (EO 1111), the CSU Board of Trustees Policy on Disability Support and Accommodations:

The CSU Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) was established to help campuses implement the electronic and information technology (E&IT) aspects of the policy. Through ATI communities of practice, Fresno State works collaboratively with the Chancellor's Office and other CSU campuses to develop plans, identify resources, and establish standards and practices for achieving the goals of the ATI.

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.

The committee is divided into the following three subcommittees to develop, implement, and monitor Fresno State's ATI compliance. 

  • Procurement  involves reviewing campus technology acquisitions for compliance with existing legal standards and selecting the most accessible product unless a specific exemption applies.
  • Web Accessibility involves making administrative, instructionally-related, and other campus information web sites, web-based applications and services and online content accessible. This includes all electronic documents and multimedia, such as Word, PDF and video files posted to the web.
  • Instructional Materials involves faculty applying universal design for learning principles, creating or using accessible web sites and electronic course materials, identifying textbooks early, etc.

Please explore this web site to learn more about Fresno State's plans and to find information and resources that can help you do your part in making this effort a success.