Accessibility Technology Initiative (ATI)
As part of our commitment to excellence through diversity and inclusion, Cal Poly strives to ensure that campus communication and information technology is accessible to its student, employee, and community audiences.
Learn how Cal Poly is mobilizing to improve accessibility of procurements, Web sites and instructional materials in support of the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI).
Increase your awareness, strengthen your skills, and learn how to get involved with these resources. Please note that some of the resources listed on this page require a Cal Poly employee login.
We welcome your feedback and questions!
Contact: ATI@calpoly.edu / Craig Schultz, ATI Liaison / 756-6117
- What to Know
- What to Do
- Where to Get More Info
(8 minute course)
Videos and Courses
Video Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards (4 minutes)
Cal Poly ATI - Growing Your Skills
Lynda.com Playlists (A to Z Listings)
Specific links to the most in-demand accessibility resources (n=25+). For Cal Poly employees, unlimited access is available via computers, mobile devices and streaming media players.
Over 25 Cal Poly custom ATI courses containing additional information and resources.
Sites and Tools
Concise and convenient reminder ... helpful to have on tap.
A customizable quick reference to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 requirements
Learn about campus accessibility events, information and resources across a broad range of topics for faculty, staff and students.
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) cultivates an accessible and inclusive community where students with permanent and temporary disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of campus life. The DRC facilitates student learning and access through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.
The mission of the Disability Faculty Staff Association is to foster a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive campus and work environment for all faculty and staff. The DFSA recognizes and celebrates disability, whether temporary or permanent, as diversity and the intersections of multi-identities. The DFSA welcomes those with disabilities and our allies.
Learn about the “Information and Communication Technology” (ICT) review process - why the process exists, what is covered, when it applies, whom to contact and where to go for more information.
As the official CSU-ATI site, you’ll find a wealth of accessibility information for procurement, Web and instructional materials accessibility.
Be sure to sign up for the CSU-ATI “Communities of Practice” to receive updates, meeting agendas/minutes and much more. Participation in monthly meetings is highly recommended
To get started:
To join a group:
- From the "Actions" drop-down menu, select "Join Group".
- Click "OK" to confirm.
Cal Poly ATI / Automated Website Scanning Tool
As the CSU enterprise, standardized tool, Cal Poly heavily leverages Compliance Sheriff for automated Web site scans (e.g., CSU-ATI checkpoints for accessibility compliance status/trends; standardized dashboards/views; automated analytics and issue identification; contextual resolution steps).
Compliance Sheriff is the authoritative and primary source for CSU-ATI annual reports.
For additional information and access, contact:
ATI@calpoly.edu / Craig Schultz, ATI Liaison / 756-6117
The CSU-ATI has an agreement with Automated Sync Technologies. These highly informative video Webinars were created by CaptionSync, to help faculty, staff and managers.
AST leverages smart automation and professional transcribers to power its CaptionSync closed captioning services. CaptionSync is an accurate, affordable web-based solution for closed captions, transcripts, translation and video search data.
Additional Cal Poly-AST information is available at: https://classtech.calpoly.edu/media-captioning
To access ebooks: Visit the Cal Poly Learning Hub. At the top right, click on the search button. On the search Drop-Down Menu select "Books and Videos." Type in the title of the book and click "Start" to begin reading!
As “A Book Apart” series centerpiece, this covers emerging and essential accessibility topics in web design and development with style, clarity, and above all, brevity—because working designer-developers can’t afford to waste time.
In this learning path for entry- to intermediate-level developers, you'll learn common accessibility antipatterns on the frontend and how to avoid them as well as practical strategies for incorporating accessibility into your development workflow.
Learn about and deploy age-friendly design guidelines that are well-established, agreed-upon, research-based, actionable, and applicable across a variety of modern technology platforms.