ATI Activities at SDSU

The CSU’s Executive Order 1111 and Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) are our guiding principles to deliver accessible websites and instructional materials, and procure technologies that meet accessibility requirements.  This reflects SDSU’s commitment to provide access to information resources and technologies to individuals, regardless of varying abilities.

CSU Addressing Accessibility Requirements Project (CAARP) - February 19 to September 6, 2019

This year, the California State University system charged its 23 campuses with developing individual campus plans to accelerate the implementation to ATI called CAARP (CSU Addressing Accessibility Requirements Project).  San Diego State University developed a three-year roadmap summarizing the tasks involved for each priority area, actions and resources needed, milestones and deliverables.  Our goal is to move SDSU’s ATI maturity level to a minimal baseline or above for all ATI goals by Fiscal Year 2021-2022. 

FY 18/19 ATI Annual Reports and President ATI Summary Report due November 15, 2019

In addition, we are preparing the 18/19 ATI Annual Reports for Instructional Materials, Procurement and Web Accessibility and President ATI Summary Report due to the Chancellor’s Office on November 15.  Each year we are required to create ATI plans for each priority area to track progress made throughout the year.  We are also required to report our accomplishments and key goals for improving accessibility at SDSU.

Recruitment of an ATI Coordinator Position Currently In Progress

We are currently in the process of recruiting for an ATI Coordinator position to lead project management related to SDSU's efforts in support of the highly complex and critical implementation and update of the CSU's Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI).

Web Accessibility Scanning Tool Replacement Project by Spring 2020

We are evaluating and testing a new web scanning tool "Siteimprove" in order to replace the existing "Compliance Sheriff" tool that is difficult to use, slow and inaccurate.  Our goal is to make it easy for users to fix web accessibility errors so we can save time and improve SDSU's web accessibility compliance.

Automation of Procurement VPAT/EEAAP Review and Approval Process by Summer 2020

Once the new ATI Coordinator position is on board, we are planning to automate the Procurement product VPAT/EEAAP review and approval process to streamline our current manual process, which is inefficient and time consuming.

Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) implementation at SDSU is a collaboration effort among campus stakeholders, ATI Steering Committee, and ATI working groups for instructional materials, procurement and web accessibility.  San Diego State University is committed to promoting a culture of inclusive technology and meeting our accessibility obligations and compliance to ensure a high quality education for all.