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Office of Accessible Technology and Services

Office of Accessible Technology and Services (OATS)

Ensuring Accessibility Standards Are Met in All Aspects of the University

COVID-19 UPDATE

OATS will offer all students online access to a staff member during normal business hours Monday–Friday. Please email oats@csuchico.edu and we will promptly connect with you. Students, staff, and faculty with questions on inclusive technology, such as Kurzweil, or who need assistance setting up technology accommodations, are encouraged to reach out. Please navigate to the menu on the left for further details.

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Mission Statement

Chico State believes in providing access to its diverse student, employee, and community populations.

The Office of Accessible Technology and Services (OATS) works with staff, faculty, students, administrators, and community members to ensure that Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and CSU ATI standards are met in all aspects of the university. 

We dedicate ourselves to seeing out the vision of these standards through training, service and education.

Principles

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.

Policies and Areas of Interest

Announcements

Important announcements regarding OATS and inclusive technology.


Easy-to-use instructions for Microsoft Accessibility(opens in new window)

Visit the link above for short video tutorials on how to easily make your Word and PowerPoint documents accessible.


The Accessible Technology Center (ATC)

OATS will be staffing the ATC on the first floor of Meriam Library from 12-5 Monday through Friday.


Get Started with ARC

Students - get registered and learn how to receive help from the Accessibility Resource Center.