Web Accessibility

The Web accessibility component of ATI requires that all campus 'administrative' Web sites conform with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In the terms of ATI, 'administrative' sites include Web sites for administrative units (e.g., Human Resources) as well as academic units such as colleges and departments

In accordance with the ATI timeline, the  university's ATI Committee has established a list of 48 critical sites that need to conform to Section 508 no later than May 15, 2009.

What Does Section 508 Require?

For more information on the elements of Section 508 and its requirements, you can visit our Accessibility Tutorials or the US Government Section 508 site.

Support Options

Site Monitoring

The first step to making your site accessible is to check its status. You can do so online at juno.csuchico.edu. Please note that not all campus sites are currently being tracked for accessibility. If you would like to have your site tracked, please email Web Accessibility or call x6656 for more information.

If your site is not 100% accessible, you have several options available to help you bring your site into compliance with accessibility standards.

Tutorials and Guides

Online tutorials and guides are available online to help you resolve any accessibility issues your site may have. These tutorials address common accessibility issues and are oriented toward people with at least some experience with HTML and tools like Dreamweaver.

You will need FTP access to your site's folder on the Web server in order to make changes to your pages. If you do not have access, you can request access here.

Training

ATI training classes will be available for those who maintain campus Web sites. Please check our training schedule, email Web Accessibility or call x6656 for more information.

Phone Support & Consultations

If you need help with accessibility issues, phone support is available. One-on-one in-person consultations are also available. Please email Web Accessibility or call x6656 for more information.

Web Content Management System (WCMS)

The University has purchased Hannon Hill Cascade Server WCMS as a tool to assist in managing Web site content and in managing Web accessibility. Currently, the product is in a limited pilot phase. Once the WCMS is made available to the campus at large, it may be used to help manage the accessibility of your site. Please contact ITSS at x4357 for more information.

Additional Services 

The Web Accessibility service is designed to assist units across the campus in making their Web Sites 508 compliant. If you need help in redesigning your site or do not have the expertise to address the accessibility issues, Web Services provides redesign and remediation services on a chargeback basis.