The CSU has a history of continuous improvement regarding website accessibility. The efforts in support of ATI began in 2004 with EO 926 which has since been superseded by EO 1111. The implementation of ATI is operationalized by a set of coded memos dated from 2006-2015. The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) was established in 2006 to support the CSU systemwide accessibility implementation.
The CSU's Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) implementation approach for web accessibility and usability is driven by the following principles:
- Technology accessibility is an institution-wide responsibility that requires commitment and involvement from leadership across the enterprise.
- Each community member has a role and responsibility to enfold aspects of accessibility/usability into the business processes of everyday work tasks, e.g., providing accessible documents, web sites, captioned videos etc.
- Technology access for individuals with disabilities must provide comparable functionality, affordability, and timeliness 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.