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1 Accessible Technology Initiative November 7, 2006 Studio A

2 ATI Agenda Introduction Background and Case for Action Legislation/Policy Governance Structure Implementation Priorities LAX workshop debrief Timeline Next Steps

3 Background & Case for Action ATI Policy Directive EO 926 Recent Office for Civil Rights Actions in 4 CSUs Recent Legislation Government Code (Section 508)

4 Legislative Background Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act ( Federal) No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States …shall be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance ” Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Federal) Provides a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities California Education Code § (AB 422) (1999) (State) Requires publishers to provide e-text to eligible students with print-related disabilities Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act (1998) (Federal) Applies accessibility standards to procurement and development of electronic and information technologies by federal government agencies SB 105 (Burton), 2002 (State) Applied section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act to state governmental entities regarding accessibility of electronic and information technology SB 302 (Kuehl), 2003 (State) Applies Section 508 to the CSU and codified in California Government Code (effective January 2004)

5 Policy Background Disability Support and Accommodations Audit Report of Executive Order 926: The Board of Trustees Policy on Disability Support and Accommodations, January Coded Memo AA : “Access to Electronic and Information Technology for Persons with Disabilities”, September 29, 2006

6 Three Implementation Priorities Web Accessibility Procurement of Accessible E&IT Instructional Materials Accessibility

7 Governance Structure ATI Steering Committee ATI Priority 1 Team Web Accessibility ATI II Priority 2 Team Instructional Materials ATI Priority 3 Team Procurement Accessible Electronic and Information

8 Members of Steering Committee ATI Task Force Steering Committee Members: Bill Post, Vice Provost for Information Resources (Executive Sponsor) Drew Calandrella, Vice President Student Affairs (Co-sponsor) Jerry Ringel, Director of Computing and User Support (Priority 1) Bill Loker, Dean of Undergraduate Education (Priority 2) Pattie Jenkins, Director of Procurement and Contract Services (Priority 3) Gayle Hutchinson, Academic Senate Chair (Priorities 1-3) Sandy Parsons, Disability Support Services (Priorities 1-3)

9 Members of Priority Teams ATI Priority 1 Team – Web Accessibility Members: Key Staff: Jerry Ringel (Lead) CAUS Sandy Parsons, DSSLauri Evans, DSS Patrick Berry, WEBDTony Dunn, ATEC Kathy Fernandes, ATECPeter DiFalco, TLP Faculty member TBDKay Schenk, ADED

10 Members of Priority Teams ATI Priority 2 Team – Instructional Materials Members: Key Staff: Provost (Lead) Sandy Parsons, DSSLauri Evans, DSS Sara Trechter, Acad SenateNancy Hermanson, DSS Jed Wyrick, Acad SenateSteve Dubey, AS-BKST Paul Persons, Acad Senate Bill Loker, Dean UED Kathy Fernandes, ATEC Jerry Ringel, CAUS Chris Prator, DSS

11 Members of Priority Teams ATI Priority 3 Team – Procurement Members: Pattie Jenkins (Lead), FIN Sandy Parsons, DSS Jerry Ringel, CAUS Van Alexander, DSS

12 ATI Workshop debrief Attendees Paul Persons Dave Abbott Patrick Berry Pattie Jenkins Phyllis Weddington

13 Timeline

14 Next Steps CSU, Chico policy draft Sara Trechter, Jed Wyrick, Paul Persons Communication Plan ATI Initiative work plan/documents posted to DSS website Schedule team meetings beginning week of November 13 th Link -


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