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AccessibileTechnology Compliance Thomas Johnson Director, Procurement & Contracts 3488
Accessible Technology Initiative—CSU • 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.
ATI: CSU Policy • "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."
ATI: What is it? • Guided by federal and state law • Section 508 of Rehabilitation Act • California Government Code 11135 • Based upon CSU Coded Memorandum • For the CSU covers Web Accessibility, Procurement, and Instructional Design • Unfunded but best practice • Fluid—due to changes in technology and guidelines
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 • Requires all electronic and communication technology used by the government be accessible. • It includes computer hardware, software, networks, office peripherals, and web content. • CSU mandates that all CSU systems must adhere to these standards.
ATI: Simplest Form • Individuals can get to or “access” information in more than one way • If it is presented in an audio file--a transcript is available • If it is presented in written text--it is formatted appropriately for text readers and other devices
ATI: What do I need to do? • Increase awareness • Improve practice • Use resources • Support colleagues • Ask questions • Collaborate within and between organizations
Accessibility Technology Initiative Teams • Electronic and Information Technology (E & IT) Procurement • Web Accessibility • Instructional Materials
Procurement Procedures and Forms • Establish the functional requirements for the product • Is the total amount of the procurement $15,000 or more? • Does the item being procured fall within one of the six categories? (Desktop, Software, Office Equipment (Faxes/Copiers), Multimedia, Telecommunications, Web Based) • ITS Procurement Approval Request form • Electronic and Information Technology Procurement Approval Request form
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) • Make & Model Specific • Must be provided over $15K • Andy Pesich is campus expert-2717
Exemptions • E&IT products and services must meet the applicable accessibility standards unless one of the following exemptions apply. • Products acquired by a contractor are incidental to a contract • Back Office • Commercially Non-Available • Sole Brand • Service and maintenance agreement • Fundamental Alteration • Undue Burden (Requires President’s Approval) • E&IT Exemption Request form
On-campus Support • Information Technology Services (ITS) Telephone: x 2700 • Use Department’s ITC • Purchasing Office Telephone: Thomas Johnson ext 3488 or Tina Mueller ext 3487