Time Extension and Undue Burden Requests

Request for Extension of Time to Conform to Baseline Section 508 Accessibility Standards and Undue Burden Request

Background Information: Accessibility Deadlines

In Coded Memorandum AA-2007-04, the CSU's Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) sets forth the plans and multi-year timelines for all 23 CSU campuses to ensure that information technology resources, services and programs be made accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities in compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and California Government Code 11135. According to the Coded Memorandum:

"No later than September 1, 2007: New and updated administrative websites, web applications, and web content produced by the CSU or by third-party developers should, at a minimum, conform to baseline accessibility standards as defined in Section 508, Subpart B, and where appropriate, Subpart C."

In addition, the Coded Memorandum states:

"May 15, 2009: All administrative sites that are critical to institutional access (as established in the Web Accessibility Implementation Plan) should, at minimum, conform to baseline accessibility standards as defined in Section 508. If remediation or replacement of the website is not possible or would constitute an undue burden, then a plan to provide an equally effective alternate form of access must be developed, documented, and communicated."