Our policies and guidelines for development and monitoring of programs that ensure access to electronic and information technology for all faculty, staff, students, and the public are as follows:


"The California State University (CSU) is committed to providing a diverse and supportive academic and work environment that facilitates learning, teaching, working and conducting research for all students, employees and visitors. It is CSU policy to ensure that individuals with disabilities shall have equal access to and the opportunity to participate in CSU programs, activities and services." - Executive Order 1111 (EO 1111)

Related ATI Policies

California Code 11135

California Government Code 11135 requires all state agencies (including the CSU) to implement Section 508 and to apply the federal accessibility standards to information and communication technology (ICT) products and services that we purchase, create, use and maintain.

Title II of the Americans with Disability Act

Title II "…prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in all services, programs, and activities provided to the public by State and local governments...”

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 508 is a federal law that provides technical standards and guidelines for information and communication technology (ICT) developed, maintained or procured to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to and use of information and data as for those without disabilities. 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 504 ensures people of disabilities receive the equal opportunities and access.

"No otherwise qualified individual with handicaps in the United States... shall, solely by reason of her or his handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance..."

Section 508 and 504 have distinct responsibilities, they are linked in their requirements to provide equal access and protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities.

Americans with Disability Act (ADA) of 1990