CMS Accessible Technology Initiative
In 2003, the California State Legislature amended Government Code 11135 to require CSU to implement Section 508 of the American Disabilities Act and to apply federal accessibility standards to the electronic and information technology (EIT) products and services that CSU buys, creates, uses and maintains.
CMS is committed to meeting Federal Section 508 guidelines, and has established the CMS Accessible Technology Operating Principles, which include a commitment to:
- Promote Awareness, Training and Communication
- Define Baseline Development Standards
- Provide Development Assessment Tools
- Deliver Accessible Web Pages and Documentation
- Implement Procedures for Interim Accommodation
All documents are posted as Microsoft Word unless otherwise indicated.
CSU Accessible Technology Initiative
The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) is the California State University's (CSU) ongoing commitment to provide access to information resources and technologies to individuals with disabilities.
Oracle Accessibility Program
CMS works closely with Oracle, the provider of our Financials, Human Resources, and Campus Solutions products to ensure that the delivered product software meets accessibility standards, and to apply their published development standards to the CMS Baseline.
- Oracle Accessibility Program
Link to the Oracle website accessibility program information
- Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT)
Lists the Oracle Product Accessibility Status for each bullet of the Section 508 requirements.
Oracle Accessible Development
- Application Developer PeopleBooks - Tools 8.5 (.pdf)New
See Chapter 8s: Developing Accessible Page
- PeopleTools 8.5 VPAT New
Changes that Oracle put into place with the delivery of the 8.5 toolset.
CMS Accessible Documentation
The following documents can be used as training guides for using CMS templates to develop and deliver accessible documentation.
- CMS Guidelines for Creating Accessible Documentation (.pdf)
- Obtain the CMS template
- Creating Adobe Acrobat .pdf files
- Creating Powerpoint Presentations
Additional Training Resources
The following links are additional resources that can be utilized to obtain accessibility training.
- Assistive Technologies for Physical Disabilities
General introduction to the issues surrounding technologies for persons with physical disabilities.
- From Where I Sit
A powerful video series of eight CSU students with disabilities who share their experiences in the college classroom.
Training resources for those responsible for writing RFPs and contracts for the procurement of technology and techology-based services.