Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI)

The Accessible Technology Initiative reflects the California State University's (CSU) commitment to make Information and Communication Technology accessible to all students, employees and the general public, including those individuals with disabilities.

“Accessible” means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use.

Principles

The CSU's Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) implementation approach is driven by the following principles:

  • Technology accessibility is an institution-wide responsibility that requires commitment and involvement from leadership across the enterprise.
  • Technology access for individuals with disabilities must provide comparable functionality, affordability, and timeliness and should be delivered in as seamless a manner as possible.
  • The implementation of Universal Design principles should reduce the need for, and costs associated with, individual accommodations for inaccessible technology products.

Priority Areas

The initiative facilitates improvements in three priority areas:

  1. Web
  2. Instructional Materials
  3. Procurement

through the following committees:

Committees

ATI Steering Committee

Orlando Leon,  ATI Executive Sponsor, VP and CIO (Technology Services)

Kirsten Corey, Compliance & Regulatory Programs, ADA Coordinator, COI & EEO Officer (Human Resources)

Jennie Johnson, Director of Services for Students with Disabilities

Xuanning Fu, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

Brian Cotham, Chair ATI Procurement, Director of Procurement and Support Services

Stephen Orr, Chair ATI Web, Web Developer (Henry Madden Library)

Bryan Berrett, Chair ATI Instructional Materials, Director of Center for Faculty Excellence

ATI Web

Stephen Orr, Chair ATI Web, Web Developer (Henry Madden Library)

Fatih Yenen, Web Developer (Web Services)

Jennie Johnson, Director of Services for Students with Disabilities

Robert Salinas, Assistive Technology Coordinator (Services for Students with Disabilities)

Michael Harding, Technology Services

Mark Plattner, Auxiliary Information Technology

ATI Instructional Materials

Bryan Berrett, Chair ATI Instructional Materials, Director of Center for Faculty Excellence

Kevin Ayote, Chair of the Communications Department

Rima Maldonado, Reading Services Alternate Media Coordinator (Services for Students with Disabilities)

Brent Auernheimer, Director of Academic Technology, Professor of Computer Science (Technology Services, College of Science & Math)

Walt Hebern, Instructional Designer-Center for Faculty Excellence

Kimberly Coy, Coordinator-Literacy, Early, Bilingual and Special Education

Amin Makkawy, Assistant professor-Department of Communication

Dusty Guthier, Manager of the Kennel Bookstore

ATI Procurement

Brian Cotham, Director of Procurement and Support Services

Kirsten Corey, Compliance & Regulatory Programs, ADA Coordinator, COI & EEO Officer (Human Resources)