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Definition of Terms

CSU Accessible Technology Network (ATN) is a group of CSU campus accessibility experts designated by the Chancellor’s Office to work collaboratively on accessibility issues that affect all of the CSU campuses.  This network has taken on reviewing MEA (Master Enabling Agreement) and system wide purchases for accessibility that can be applied to all 23 campuses.

Accessibility Roadmap – The purpose of the Accessibility Roadmap is to list the accessibility barriers, get a commitment for a remediation timeline and list any known workarounds.

ICT - stands for Information and Communication Technology. As defined by the Section508.gov webpage.

EIT -EIT stands for Electronic and Information Technology.  As defined by the United States Access Board on their http://www.section508.gov webpage.

Equally Effective Alternate Access Plan (EEAAP) – This document is used by the campus to document identified accessibility gaps for the product/service they have chosen to use.  The main purpose is to identify known work around and begin to think about how an accommodation will be provided should an accommodation request arise.

Section 508 was added to the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure equal access and was amended in 1998 to include EIT. Section 508 was refreshed in 2017 changing EIT to Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It requires that ICT developed, procured, maintained or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities. 

VPAT - VPAT stands for Voluntary Product Accessibility Template.  This document was created by the US Access Board as a document that can be completed by the ICT Product/Service Provider to report the current accessibility status of their product/service as it relates to section 508.  The word Voluntary refers to the fact that the EIT Product/Service Provider is providing the information in order to make the sale to the state or federal agency.  Requesting this documentation is a necessary part of supporting CSU ATI related policies and compliance guidelines in order to conduct business with the California State University System.