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
2008: Policy on Timely Adoption of Textbooks for Students - Academic Senate Policy #S08-249
2007: Syllabus Disability Statement Policy – Academic Senate Policy #F07-244
2007: President Corrigan’s Letter to the Campus
California State University
2006/2007: The Accessible Technology Initiative as mandated by Coded Memoranda AA-2006-41 and AA-2007-04 – providing access to electronic and information technology for persons with disabilities
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.