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ATI Compliance

The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) reflects the California State University's (CSU) ongoing commitment to provide access to information resources and technologies to individuals with disabilities. The CSU ATI is further defined at Previously, the dollar threshold would affect 508 Compliance; however, the new rule is impact to the university. Evaluation is based on whom, and how many people will be using the item(s) which encompasses students, faculty, staff, and the public at large. Items requiring section 508 compliance in support of the initiative are identified below.


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ATI Resources

Items Requiring ATI Compliance

Software Applications and Operating Systems

  • Operating Systems
  • Application Software
  • Installation programs
  • Software Tools
  • Computer Based Training

Web-based internet information and applications

  • Web Applications
  • All Website Subscriptions (including webinars)
  • Web Help
  • Documentation

Video and Multimedia Products

  • CD/DVD with content
  • Video Cards
  • TV Displays and Tuners

Self-Contained, Closed Products

  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Kiosks
  • Digital Camera
  • Scanner
  • Overhead Projector
  • Camcorder
  • Any items with a digital display of 4" or greater
    (e.g., printer, scanner copier, FAX, etc...)

Desktop and Portable Computers

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Keyboard
  • Monitor
  • Central Processing Unit (CPU)

Telecommunications Products

  • Telephones
  • Cell Phones
  • Answering Service

Information, documentation and support

  • EIT Services (e.g., Web Developers, Consultants, Technical Experts, etc...)
  • Help Desk

Items Not Requiring ATI Compliance Review

Computer Peripherals:

  • CD/DVD without content
  • Toner/ink
  • Paper
  • Forms

Output devices with non-transferable information:

  • CD/DVD without content
  • Toner/ink
  • Paper
  • Forms

Computer Peripherals:

  • Permanently mounted projectors
  • Speakers

Input Devices:

  • Mice
  • Presenter devices (Laser Pointers)

Communication/Wiring/component hardware:

  • Video and Audio cards
  • Other internal computer components including add-on processors
  • Adapters of all sorts
  • Cables (exception: network cables because of compatibility issues)
  • USB Hubs
  • Data storage devices of all sorts (note: Departments are responsible for securing Level 1 and 2 confidential data on all devices, including those excluded from this approval process)
  • Disks
  • USB drives
  • SD cards

Personal devices and apps:

  • Calculators
  • Thumb Drives