Laws and Policies
The CSU’s Accessible Technology Initiative, known as ACCESS at SF State, reflects a significant cultural shift in the United States substantiated by federal and state laws protecting the civil rights of people with disabilities. These laws are the result of the ongoing efforts of the disability community and its allies. The following list of links outlines the laws and policies behind ACCESS in reverse chronological order.
ACCESS at SF State
2012: Online education policy - Academic Senate Policy #S12-264
2010: Policy on Course Syllabi – Academic Senate Policy #F10-257, which includes the Syllabus Disability Statement Policy
2008: Policy on Timely Adoption of Textbooks for Students - Academic Senate Policy #S08-249
California State University
August 2013: Memo to CSU Presidents regarding Campus Accessibility Strategy for Online Education
January 2013: Updated Coded Memorandum AA-2013-03 that guides ATI implementations across the CSU system (supersedes all previous ATI Coded Memoranda.)
2005: Chancellor’s Executive Order 926, The California State University Policy on Disability Support and Accommodations
State of California
2003: SB 302 amends Government Code 11135 and requires the CSU to implement provisions of the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in relation to the provision of accessible electronic and information technologies.