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  • Training and Events Calendar
    and web accessibility visit the Technology Training webpage http www csus edu training For accessible E IT procurement training visit http www csus edu accessibility procure html View specific information about each workshop and or event by clicking on their links below Upcoming Training Sacramento State Technology Training Workshop Schedule CSU Professional Development for Accessible Technology Website Archived Training March 10 2011 archived Using WAVE for Web Accessibility Evaluation Webinar May 20 2010 archived Accessibility and Course Design for Instructors Webinar April 22 2010 archived Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility Webinar March 26 2010 archived Adobe PDF Accessibility Training Advanced Webinar March 18 2010 archived Accessible Technology and Copyright Webinar February 26 2010 archived Adobe PDF Accessibility Training Beginners Webinar December 15 2009 archived Assistive Technology used by CSU Students Webinar September 2009 archived Learning Management System and Accessibility Webinar July 27 2009 archived Disability Awareness How to Promote Accessibility webinar June 25 2009 archived Captioning ABC s webinar April 23 2009 archived Section 508 and understanding the VPAT April 14 2009 archived VPAT Database Training April 9 2009 archived Preparing Accessible Instructional Materials Handouts and other documentation for Preparing Accessible Instructional Materials session Preparing Accessible Instructional Materials Universal

    Original URL path: http://www.csus.edu/accessibility/services/TrainingAndEventsCalendar.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Accessible Technology Initiative
    of a wide range of web services including pages accessed by students with disabilities The process used automated tools for analysis but also required manual assessment human interaction training and knowledge of software to insure conformity with national accessibility guidelines Web Accessibility Guidelines and Resources Instructional Materials Accessibility It is the goal of this initiative to make all instructional materials accessible and available in a timely manner to all learners to meet the accessibility requirements mandated by CSU Executive Order 926 For instructional materials in print form the University encourages faculty and staff to identify course materials in a timely manner including ordering print and non print materials and to consider the availability of an electronic version to facilitate conversion to alternative formats using assistive technology when deciding on the textbook or any other printed material for instruction For instructional materials that are in electronic form such as class notes interactive media graphics and video presentations compliance requirements would find the learner with disabilities using tools such as a screen reader or closed captioning First priority and attention should be given to materials that will be needed by students with disabilities new materials by including accessibility features at inception then to retrofitting older materials beginning with those demonstrating the highest utilization or academic demands A collaborative effort among the faculty administration staff and the publishers media distributors and bookstores is a key ingredient in implementing this goal Instructional Materials Accessibility Guidelines Accessible Electronic and Information Procurement Important to the success of the first two priorities is for the university to adhere to the set of accessibility standards for six categories of electronic and information technology E IT including websites and web applications hardware software Telecommunications multimedia and self contained closed products like copiers fax machines kiosks etc The university is required to purchase E IT products and services that conform to standards which have been established for each of the six categories of covered items if such is commercially available and the purchase does not result in undue burden Accessible Electronic and IT Procurement Guidelines Alternate Access If incorporating accessibility is not possible e g due to fundamental alteration or commercial non availability or would constitute an undue burden i e significant difficulty or expense based on all campus resources available to the program then an exception must be requested and a plan to provide an alternative means of access through accommodation must be developed The accommodation plan should adhere to the relevant campus accommodations policies i e Academic Program Access for Students With Disabilities for students Disability Accommodation Procedure for Current Employees for staff faculty or Disability Accommodation Policy for Public Access to Campus Events for members of the public Recommended minimal equipment for reasonable access to self instructional computer laboratory environments for students with disabilities can be found Every self instructional computer lab has clearly identified ADA stations for use by individuals with disabilities These stations have hardware accessories as well as additional software programs to assist users

    Original URL path: http://www.csus.edu/accessibility/about/ati.html (2016-02-12)
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  • ATI Steering Committee
    president as the Executive Sponsor for the Accessible Technology Initiative for Sacramento State Charge The ATI Steering Committee advises and assists the Executive Sponsor in implementing the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative at Sacramento State with particular focus on the following three ATI priorities Web accessibility Instructional materials accessibility and Accessible electronic and information technology procurement The Committee also facilitates liaison to other stakeholder groups with an interest and role in accessible technology issues such as University Committee for Persons with Disabilities UCPD the Faculty Senate Academic Affairs the Hornet Bookstore and other groups The Committee is specifically charged with the responsibility to Analyze the issues and recommend solutions to problems faced by students faculty and staff relative to equal access to services through electronic and information technology Advise on development of policy and annual CSU plans for 1 web accessibility 2 instructional materials accessibility and 3 accessibility of electronic and information technology procurement Recommend products policies and or procedures to alleviate or eliminate problems related to information technology in compliance with CSU Executive Order 926 the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which require that qualified individuals with disabilities be provided

    Original URL path: http://www.csus.edu/accessibility/about/ATISteeringCommittee.html (2016-02-12)
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  • CSU Accessibility FAQ
    should be targeted for evaluation and remediation to Section 508 standards by the May 15 2009 deadline if they are deemed critical Non critical sites should be conformant by May 15 2012 When existing web applications or the overall web architecture are modified in a manner that does not alter the functionality or underlying structure of web pages that are generated e g updates that resolve bugs or implement cosmetic changes These pages should be targeted for evaluation and remediation to Section 508 standards by the May 15 2009 deadline if they are deemed critical Non critical sites should be conformant by May 15 2012 Q Given the large volume of web content and educational materials already in use across the CSU what priorities should campuses incorporate into the evaluation and remediation process A The evaluation and remediation processes are likely to vary to some degree across the system based upon campus specific factors organizational structure technical resources financial priorities Campuses are encouraged to first evaluate whether there are materials that are no longer in active use or that no longer meet academic objectives This is an opportunity to identify areas whose infrastructure would benefit from being updated or streamlined For the remaining materials the following list identifies the types of materials that should generally be given higher priority in the remediation process High Priority Materials Examples Materials used by large audiences Admissions Registrar Financial Aid and Student Affairs web sites student orientation videos Materials that are public facing Public Relations Communications and Campus Directory web sites Visitor Center promotional videos Materials that enable important administrative or academic functions or electronic paths of travel to such materials Student portal web sites lecture recordings mandatory staff training videos Materials for which no alternative method of providing the information is readily available Course registration web sites on campuses that lack backup systems electronic library reserves Materials that are likely to be utilized by persons with disabilities Disability Resource Center Diversity Compliance web sites Transportation maps and schedules Materials used frequently even if by smaller groups Academic department sites Help Desk tutorials Q What happens if particular web content or instructional materials cannot be made accessible due to limitations inherent in the technology on which the material is based A In situations where web content or instructional materials cannot be remediated to achieve conformance with Section 508 guidelines the campus will still need to provide an equally effective means of accessing this information based on Section 504 and American Disability Act ADA civil rights legislation In addition campuses should work with vendors where appropriate to identify potential workaround or solutions to this accessibility gap as well as proactively establish a plan by which these workarounds will be implemented as needed One example of this is the use of molecular visualization software that provides interactive 3 dimensional views of molecular structures Given the absence of accessibility hooks within the often proprietary file formats utilized by this type of software accommodating persons with some types

    Original URL path: http://www.csus.edu/accessibility/about/CSU-ATI-FAQ.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Communications and Implementation Plans
    a training component for faculty and professional staff The overall goals for project communications are to clarify the expectations objectives implementation efforts progress and deployment plans for the Accessible Technology Initiative ATI and to ensure that the steering team is receiving adequate feedback from the University community in return A communications plan will take into account various audiences methods and frequencies Here are examples of typical communiqués ATI communication channels doc Implementation Plans and Reports Campus ATI Plans Web Accessibility Implementation Plan 2007 pdf Instructional Materials Accessibility Plan 2007 pdf IMAP Letter from Chancellor s Office 2008 doc Accessible E IT Procurement Plan 2007 pdf Accessible Technology Initiative Campus Plan Template Draft 2012 13 doc Campus ATI Reports CSU Office of the Chancellor ATI Annual Report Templates and Instructions http ati calstate edu Web Accessibility First Year Web Report 2007 Year 2 Web Accessibility Report 2008 doc Web Report Feedback from Chancellor s Office 2008 doc Year 4 Web Accessibility Report Draft 2010 docx Year 5 Web Accessibility Report 2011 pdf Year 6 Web Accessibility Report 2012 pdf Year 7 Web Accessibility Report 2013 pdf Instructional Materials Accessibility Year 2 Instructional Materials Accessibility Report 2008 doc IMAP Report Feedback from Chancellor s Office 2008 doc Year 4 Instructional Materials Accessibility Report Draft 2010 doc Year 5 Instructional Materials Accessibilty Report 2011 pdf Year 6 Instructional Materials Accessibility Report 2012 pdf Year 7 Instructional Materials Accessibility Report 2012 pdf Accessible E IT Procurement Year 2 Accessible E IT Procurement Report 2008 doc Procurement Report Feedback from Chancellor s Office 2008 doc Year 4 Accessible E IT Procurement Report Draft 2010 docx Year 5 Accessible E IT Procurement Report 2011 pdf Year 6 Accessible E IT Procurement Report 2012 pdf Year 7 Accessible E IT Procurement Report 2013 pdf Campus Accessibility Newsletters

    Original URL path: http://www.csus.edu/accessibility/reports/CommunicationsPlan.html (2016-02-12)
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  • captioning
    a video CaptionSync is a captioning and transcription service offered through the captioning vendor Automatic Sync Technologies Get started by following the steps indicated below Need Assistance Schedule an appointment to meet with a Captioning Student Staff by contacting the Technology Learning Center at 278 6112 Email us irt captioning csus edu Prepare Video Register for Account Get Captions Produce Captioned Video Show Video My Captioning Checklist Video Tutorials Watch video tutorials that go through each of the steps to caption a video using Captioning Self Service Captioning Tools Find out how you can caption video for YouTube Camtasia and other software programs Video Captioning Requests via IRT New form for requesting captioned videos via IRT now available You can now submit an online request for IRT to caption your videos Please visit the following web address and log in with your SacLink account to access and complete the form Video Caption Request Form Or visit the TLC AIRC 3012 to fill out a request form in person Please fill out the form in its entirety to ensure accurate information for our captioner If you have any questions feel free to contact our IRT Captioner via email at irt captioning

    Original URL path: http://www.csus.edu/irt/tlc/captioning.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Instructional Materials Checklist
    scan and edit materials to make them accessible Did I design course materials created in other word processing presentation and or portable document format software so that they are accessible and can be accessed by users of assistive technology See general recommendations on the Instructional Materials Accessibility Resources page Contact the Faculty Staff Resource Center for assistance and for upcoming workshop information Did I provide handouts to SSWD at least three business days in advance so materials can be translated into Braille or other alternate format if needed for a student with a disability Did I establish a plan to provide an equal alternate form of access if a handout is not accessible to a student with a disability enrolled in my course Back to Top Non Print Materials Non Print Materials are solely distributed and accessed electronically SacCT Course Content Did I post accessible content e g Word documents PDF s PowerPoint s Video to my SacCT course See Instructional Materials Accessibility Resources to learn how to make instructional materials accessible Did I author accessible content within the SacCT learning management system See SacCT Faculty Handouts Visual Text Box Editor For content that is created using the visual text box editor such as Assignments Discussions Messages Items Groups Blogs Journals Wikis etc I have used the visual text box editor s formatting toolbar as needed to Add heading styles to major headings to provide structure to content by use of the Text Style option Add Text Alternatives to non text content such as images figures etc by use of the Insert Edit image window options Used Text for hyperlinks rather than URLs when inserting links Also used the Title tooltip option Create tables and add captions to tables using the Insert Edit Table feature Insert closed captioned video Assessments Did I create extended time exams which are based on an existing exam a copy of it for students that require an extended time due to a disability See the Creating Extended Time Tests How To Guide for more information Did I coordinate with the student and SSWD staff about options for student with disabilities to take an exam that was originally set up to be taken using the Respondus LockDown browser tool which is not fully accessible by assistive technology Did I set up adaptive release criteria for extended time assessments assignments and for other appropriate content to make available to students with disabilities Online Class Meetings Activities Did I distribute to students an accessible PowerPoint or other appropriate content in advance that will be covered during the scheduled online class meeting through Collaborate Web Conferencing tool to ensure students with disabilities in my course have equal access to the online content Review best practices for online meetings at the Web Conferencing page Did I ensure that Services to Student with Disabilities SSWD staff have access to my SacCT course if I have a student with a disability enrolled in my class and access to the course was requested

    Original URL path: http://www.csus.edu/accessibility/services/checklist.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Feedback
    very interested in your questions experiences and comments Please send an email to ati csus edu or complete the form below to provide us feedback on the Accessible Technology Initiative Feedback Form Forms Instructions Please provide the following information and press Continue before submitting the form To better assist you please be sure to fill out your name and contact information Name Status Student Faculty Staff Visitor E mail Phone Description of Question Comment or Experience Note Press the Continue button above to continue The feedback will not actually be submitted until you have reviewed the information and hit the Submit button on the second confirmation page Who to Contact If you have additional questions regarding a specific area of the ATI such as Web Accessibility Instructional Materials or Electronic and Information Technology Procurement please contact Ed Ruiz Instructional Materials Accessibility Specialist ed ruiz csus edu 278 2847 http www csus edu accessibility instructors html Joey Peterson Web Accessibility Specialist webmaster csus edu 278 1747 http www csus edu web accessibility Katie Beekman IT Procurement Specialist Software Coordinator kbeekman csus edu 278 2588 http www csus edu accessibility procure html Accessibility Home About Information and Technology Home IRT Vice President

    Original URL path: http://www.csus.edu/accessibility/contact/feedback.html (2016-02-12)
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