Accessible Technology Initiative

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The California State University (CSU) system launched the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) in 2006 to make technology and information accessible to all students, faculty, and staff across all 23 campuses. The initiative involves training and support for faculty and staff to integrate accessible practices into their work, with an emphasis on the principles of universal design for learning. By addressing accessibility proactively, CSU ATI seeks to enhance the educational experience for all students, promote equal opportunities, and comply with legal requirements related to accessibility. 

SJSU’s ATI committee is sponsored by the Office of the Provost. Our committee meets every six weeks to discuss accessibility-related concerns and make recommendations to the Provost and President. 

The ATI committee also prepares an annual report for the CSU Chancellor’s Office with updates on the work plans and deliverables of our three communities of practice:

  • Instructional Materials: Access to instructional documents and media;
  • Procurement: Access to electronic and information technology purchases; and
  • Web: Access to the web.

The committee includes the following representatives:

Unit Representative
Office of the Provost

Magdalena Barrera, Vice Provost for Faculty Success (ATI Chair)

Accessible Education Center

Ignacia Villavelazquez-Hill, Director, AEC

Center for Faculty Development and eCampus

Jennifer Redd, Senior Director of eCampus and ATI Instructional Materials Lead

Facilities Development and Operations

Traci Ferdolage, Senior Associate Vice President, FD&O

Information Technology

James Anderson, Director, SA Systems &

Student Success Program and ATI Web Lead


Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dawn Lee, Interim Chief Diversity Officer


Sara Bonakdar, Senior Director, Business Services and ATI Procurement Lead

Academic Senate

Karthika Sasikumar, Senate Chair and Professor, Political Science

University Marketing and Communication

Monica Bosque, Assistant Director of Web Development, UX and Content

University Personnel

Julie Paisant, Senior Director, Employee Relations, Retention & Equal Opportunity

You can reach the ATI committee as follows: