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Assistive Technology Initiative

The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) at SSU

SSU supports an equitable environment for all diverse students, employees and others who interact with us. Achieving accessibility will require collaboration among faculty, Disabled Student Services, bookstore, academic and student services departments, Information Technology, other institutional staff, and students with disabilities.

For more information about ATI at SSU visit the Accessibility at Sonoma State University main page.

A Message From Justice Carlos Moreno about the significance of ATI for CSU  students, families, and the community-at-large

The ATI has attracted the attention of advocates for the inclusion of students with disabilities, who are very pleased with our policy and the hard work that so many are engaged in on our campuses. One of our supporters is Justice Carlos Moreno of the California Supreme Court. He allowed our sister campus, CSU Channel Islands, to record a short speech that is targeted to the CSU faculty and broader community, congratulating us on our efforts. The message is both timely and uplifting.

About the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative

The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) is comprised of CSU Coded Memoranda AA-2013-03 and AA-2015-22 and serves as a roadmap for ensuring accessibility of information technology and resources, pursuant to state and federal law and California State University (CSU) Executive Order No. 1111.

Disability support and accommodation is a significant component of the CSU academic mission. Compliance with the various state and federal disability laws rests upon the assumption that compliance efforts are current, effective, and periodically updated to respond to changing conditions. Through ATI our campus will work collaboratively with other CSU campuses to ensure that procedures are in place to make information technology resources and services accessible to all students, faculty, staff and visitors.

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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.

Policy Statement

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.

This policy applies to all CSU campuses and the Chancellor's office. It applies but is not limited to, academic programs and services, student services, auxiliary programs and services, information resources and technologies, procurement of goods and services, and capital planning, design, and construction.