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Accessibility Technology Initiative at SDSU

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) provides that no qualified individual with a disability be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities at San Diego State University. This act applies to virtually all aspects of campus activities, including employment, student programming, and services provided to the campus community. As part of the university’s campus-wide ADA compliance program, this Web page has been developed to link you with the many ADA and disability-related resources on campus.

It is the policy of the California State University to make information technology resources and services accessible to all CSU students, faculty, staff, and the general public regardless of disability status. CSU Executive Order 926, which went into effect on January 1, 2005, establishes the policy, specifies campus responsibilities, and offers supplemental guidance to ensure that the proper and integrated actions of each campus are effectively mobilized to comply with the policy and law.

ATI Web Reporting Procedure for 2014

Important Dates

  • July 1, 2014 — SDSU ATI Team ran an annual scan of all SDSU web pages using the Compliance Sheriff — CSU ATI Requirements checkpoints (Level 1 crawl).
  • July 2, 2014 — Departmental scan results were posted on the SDSU Web Accessibility Baseline.
  • July 22, 2014 — Sent URL to WebDev to access the Online ATI Roadmap Prototype for testing and feedback
  • July 24, 2014 — Sent a reminder to webDev re: Online ATI Roadmap prototype and feedback deadline of 7/30/14.
  • August 5, 2014 — The step-by-step instructions to complete the ATI Web Roadmap explained at the Web meeting.
  • August 8, 2014 — Online ATI Roadmap finalized and ready to use.
  • August 18, 2014 — Departmental scan results (in a spreadsheet format) distributed to each area Vice President (who will then disseminate to each college and departments).
  • August 8 – October 3, 2014 — Site owners with less than 100% passing scores must complete an Online ATI Web Roadmap form to document the plan to fix errors and identify equally effective alternative access. Each College or Division must coordinate and compile the information provided by site owners into one Roadmap. If you’ve made repairs and have run scan after the July 1 Baseline Scan, we have two items in the Roadmap that allow you to indicate if you’ve passed since the baseline audit.
  • September 2, 2014 — ATI Web Meeting to answer any questions related to the Online ATI Roadmap Procedure and Exemption Authorization Form Submission (due November 1).
  • October 3, 2014 — Deadline for Online Roadmap submission for all websites with less than 100% passing.
  • October 10, 2014 — Each College or Division will receive compiled Roadmap entries for their area from the ATI Team (through each area Vice President who will then disseminate to each college and departments).
  • November 1, 2014 — Deadline for Colleges/Divisions to submit the ATI Exemption Authorization Form along with a Roadmap representing all departments within the College/Division to the ATI Sponsor. Please note that only one Exemption Form is required for each College or Division based on the July 1 scan results. We are working to have the Exemption Form submission done Online through the use of electronic signature. We will keep you posted on the progress.

Compliance Sheriff Training / Support

If you need additional training, please contact Chris Friedl at 619-594-4275 or Helen Craig at 619-594-3605.


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For more information contact:

To stay informed about ongoing SDSU Web Accessibility issues in addition to the Accessibility Technology Initiative on our campus, you should join the SDSU Web Developers Google group. or contact hcraig@mail.sdsu.edu, to sign up.

Accessible Technology Initiative
Division of Business and Financial Affairs
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1620

Chris Xanthos
Executive Sponsor
Phone: 619-594-6018
E-mail: cxanthos@mail.sdsu.edu

Kent McKelvey
Executive Sponsor Designee
Phone: 619-594-3245
E-mail: kent@mail.sdsu.edu

Riny Ledgerwood
ATI Program Manager
Phone: 619-594-4952
E-mail: rledgerw@mail.sdsu.edu


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