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Web Accessibility

Project Calendar

Reports

Timeline & Requirements

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require the CSU to provide qualified individuals with disabilities equal access to their programs, services, or activities. Access to the Internet and its resources is considered an area where the ADA applies. The need to make websites, web applications, and digital content accessible is also underscored by California Government Code 11135, which applies Section 508 requirements to the CSU. The ubiquity of the Internet in delivering information and providing services is reason to make its accessibility a priority for the CSU.

Creating and maintaining accessible websites will be ongoing. The dynamic nature of the web and the continuous updating of content requires a process that can be facilitated by the use of an enterprise-wide web evaluation and monitoring tool along with well-defined campus policy and implementation procedures.

Task Description Responsible Due Date Status
Policy Development:  adopt and issue a campus-wide web accessibility policy to addresses the following:      

Identification of person(s) responsible for web accessibility compliance and training.

Bob Stark January 2007 Complete

A monitoring, remediation, and accountability process.

Bob Stark May 1, 2007 Complete

A process to provide for alternative ways for obtaining information during any period in which websites are undergoing retrofit.

Bob Stark May 1, 2007 Complete

A process or system to document accessibility of audited applications and fixes.

Bob Stark May 1, 2007 Complete

A communication plan to educate the campus about the policy.

Bob Stark May 1, 2007 Complete

A web accessibility training plan for those who develop and maintain websites.

TBD, Bob Stark May 1, 2007 Complete
Complete First Year Web Project evaluation and remediation of websites and web applications according to CSU draft process (see Blackboard site) Bob Stark May 15, 2007 Complete
Submission of Web Accessibility and First Year Web Report Bob Stark June 1, 2007 Complete
New and updated websites, web applications, and web content, will, at the minimum, conform to baseline accessibility standards as defined in Section 508: (www.access-board.gov/sec508/standards.htm). If remediation or replacement of the website is not possible or would constitute an undue burden, then a plan to provide an equally effective alternate form of access must be developed, documented, and communicated. Yvonne Davis September 1, 2007 Partial
Submission of Progress Report for Year Two. Yvonne Davis June 1, 2008 Complete
All administrative sites that are critical to institutional access (as determined in the Web Accessibility Implementation Plan) will, at the minimum, conform to baseline accessibility standards as defined in Section 508. If remediation or replacement of the website is not possible or would constitute an undue burden, then a plan to provide an equally effective alternate form Bill Chang February 15, 2010  
Submission of Assessment Report. Bill Chang October 15, 2009  
Submission of Assessment Report. Bill Chang June 1, 2010  
Submission of Assessment Report. Bill Chang June 1, 2011  
All web sites at the CSU will fully conform to Section 508 or to a stricter, future standard. If remediation or replacement of the website is not possible or would constitute an undue burden, then a plan to provide an equally effective alternate form of access must be developed, documented, and communicated. Bill Chang May 15, 2012  
Submission of Final Report Bill Chang June 1, 2012  

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Last Update: 12/6/2010