Founding Members: CSU

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About CSU

The California State University (CSU) is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. With 23 campuses, almost 447,000 students and 45,000 faculty and staff, we are the largest, the most diverse and one of the most affordable university systems in the country.

The CSU has a long-standing accessibility policy that specifically addresses IT products and services. The CSU established the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) to drive accessibility efforts forward through building capacity (e.g., systemwide contracts and professional development resources), setting strategic priorities that target highest-impact technologies, using procurement practices and vendor collaborations to drive accessibility improvements to IT products, and annually assessing systemwide progress.

As founding IAAP members, we look forward to working with other members to build an active, engaged and sustainable community of practice. Given the CSU’s extensive experience with addressing IT accessibility issues in the educational context, we believe that sharing our successes and lessons learned will help the IAAP provide strong leadership in developing and sharing high-quality training materials, aggregating best practices and establishing professional standards of practice that lead to certification in this critical field.
 


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