Frequently Asked Questions


1.  What is ATI?

The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) was established to ensure all CSU campuses make information technology resources and services accessible to all CSU students, faculty, staff and the general public regardless of disability as required by state and federal law.

2.  What is E&IT?

Electronic and information technology (E&IT) is any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the creation, conversion or duplication of data or information. For details, see E&IT.

3.  I'm not disabled. Is this ATI process optional?

No. State and federal laws require SJSU to purchase E&IT products and services that are accessible to everyone, including the disabled.

The ATI Procurement Process is applicable to all campus departments, regardless of disability.

4.  Will this ATI process slow down my requisition?

The fastest way to get your requisition processed is to follow all procurement policies & guidelines right from the start, including ATI Procurement Policy.

You will definitely delay your requisition processing time if you submit a requisition without also submitting any required ATI forms. This delay is caused by your requisition being placed on hold until Contracts and Purchasing Services and/or the Section 508 Compliance Specialist has the time to contact you and explain proper procedure, and then wait for you to comply.

5.  I'm too busy for this ATI process. Can I get an exception?

Yes, you can request an exception, but the exception process has specific requirements.

To request an exception, you will need to:

  • Contact the ADA Compliance Office. They will work to help you with your exception request.
  • Submit proper exception forms.
  • For an Undue Burden exception, SJSU Presidential approval is also required.

For more information, see Exceptions.

6.  Where can I get more information about accessibility?

For more information, visit Accessibility @ SJSU.