FAQ's: ATI and UDL-Related Questions

Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) 



What is the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI)?
The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) represents the Chancellor's Office implementation of the requirements of Executive Order 926 and states that:

"All CSU programs, services, and activities should be accessible to all students, staff, faculty, and the general public.  This encompasses all technology products used to deliver academic programs and services, student services, information technology services, and auxiliary programs and services."

The CSU's Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI implementation approach is driven by the following principles:

  • Technology accessibility is an institution-wide responsibility that requires commitment and involvement from leadership across the enterprise.
  • Technology access for individuals with disabilities must provide comparable functionality, affordability, and timeliness and should be delivered in as seamless a manner as possible.
  • The implementation of Universal Design principles should reduce the need for, and costs associated with, individual accommodations for inaccessible technology products.


Universal Design for Learning (UDL)


What is Universal Design for Learning?
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an extension of an architectural movement from the 1960's called Universal Design.  UDL can be defined as the design of instruction or products and environments to be usable by all students, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.  The following two websites can provide you additional information on UDL.



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