Shared Responsibility

Every member of the CSUN Community has a responsibility to apply the mission and goals of ATI to their campus related responsibilities.

The CSU policy statement on accessibility is articulated in Executive Order 926 (PDF)PDF File . Implementation of this policy is guided by the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) as established in Coded Memo AA-2006-41 and revised in the following coded memos: AA-2007-04, AA-2007-13, AA-2008-21, AA-2009-19, AA-2010-13, and AA-2011-21. This coded memo supersedes all previous coded memos.

Read more from the latest Coded Memo: AA-2013-03 (PDF)PDF File

Note: The lists below are excerpts from the Coded Memo.

Campus ATI Responsibilities

The ATI Steering Committee on each campus and at the Chancellor's Office will oversee the ATI implementation including reviewing and revising the ATI Campus Plan, implementing project and activities to meet ATI goals, and documenting progress toward these goals using the ATI Annual Report process. Each of these responsibilities is described in more detail below.

Participation by Key Stakeholder Groups on Campus

  • Campus Administration including Presidents, Provosts, CIO's, Vice-Presidents: Provide regular communication and ensure adequate resources in support of the ATI campus implementation.
  • Academic and Faculty Senates: The Senate Chair or their designee is strongly encouraged to serve on the campus ATI Steering Committee and participate in ATI instructional materials activities. The Senate at large is strongly encouraged to pass and facilitate the implementation of policies or resolutions that support the adoption of accessible technology.
  • Centers for Faculty Development: Participate in relevant campus ATI committees and systemwide activities; Coordinate or actively participate in providing faculty training on ATI-related subjects.
  • Disability Services Offices: Participate in the campus ATI Steering Committee; Participate in the development of Equally Effective Alternate Access Plans.
  • ADA Compliance Office: Participate in the campus ATI Steering Committee; actively support the campus ATI implementation.

Reviewing/Revising the ATI Campus Plan

Each year, the campus Executive Sponsor, working with the campus ATI Steering Committee, will review and update the ATI Campus Plan to guide their implementation. The Plan will indicate the specific success indicators on which the campus will focus its efforts across the 3 priority areas.  Campuses may adopt the ATI Campus Plan Template provided by the ATI or develop their own plan format.  The Campus Plan Template is available on the ATI website.

When developing the Plan, campuses should consider the following information:

  • Current campus progress as described in the Annual Report with particular attention to success indicators with a status level of Not Started or Initiated.
  • Select ATI implementation activities across all 3 priority areas that will result in the greatest reduction of technology accessibility barriers.
  • Use the ATI Prioritization Framework or a comparable campus process to consider factors such as impact, probability, and campus capacity when prioritizing ATI implementation activities.
  • Deliverables associated with systemwide ATI activities that would advance campus progress if adopted.
  • Campus collaborations that may accelerate or improve the quality of ATI activities.

Implementing the ATI Campus Plan

Ensuring the accessibility of information technology and resources is a shared responsibility of the entire campus and requires a coordinated, ongoing effort to ensure its success. Campus executive sponsors should lead the implementation effort on their campus through the following activities:

  • Conduct regular ATI Steering Committee meetings no less than twice per year.
  • Ensure that the Committee membership is comprised of all key stakeholder groups and includes members with appropriate experience and expertise to inform decision-making.
  • Engage in a periodic administrative review process with the Committee regarding challenges, milestones, resources, and documenting ongoing progress.
  • Monitor, leverage, and implement deliverables from systemwide ATI activities that will advance campus efforts.
  • Ensure that Committee members monitor, participate in, and contribute to Community of Practice activities.
  • Channel communications from the Chancellor's Office to appropriate parties on campus

Documenting Progress Using the Annual ATI Report

Campuses will submit an ATI Annual Report to the Chancellor's Office each year which details campus progress towards accomplishing the ATI Goals.  The Chancellor's Office ATI department will provide the framework and methodology for submitting ATI annual reports to campuses.

When completing the Annual Report each year, campuses will:

  • Affirm that the campus has reviewed and revised its ATI Campus Plan.
  • Report on the status of all goals and success indicators since campus progress may result from systemwide and campus–level activities.
  • Document the campus commitment to work on specific success indicators.

Chancellor's Office ATI Responsibilities

The ATI department is part of systemwide Academic Technology Services (ATS) within the Academic Affairs division. ATS will continue supporting the ATI by providing staffing and resources.  The ATI is committed to helping campuses accomplish the ATI goals by engaging in the following activities:

  • Supporting campus ATI planning and implementation efforts by: developing guidance, providing training resources, sharing significant accomplishments and exemplary practices, and researching promising tools and techniques.
  • Coordinating systemwide ATI activities that reduce costs, leverage CSU resources, and increase capacity.
  • Collaborating with campus leadership through the ATI Leadership Council and Executive Sponsors Steering Committee to implement systemwide accessible technology policy, projects, and planning.
  • Maintaining effective ongoing communication with key stakeholder groups and consulting with systemwide affinity groups.
  • Coordinating the annual report process including analyzing ATI Annual Reports and distributing systemwide aggregated report results.
  • Providing systemwide support to drive improvements to product accessibility support by vendors and publishers.