The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) is an initiative from the Chancellor's Office to make HSU's information technology accessible to all students, faculty, staff and the general public regardless of disability. ATI training will be a requirement for website developers, owners and maintainers using the new Official HSU Web Server and for faculty who host course material on the HSU User Web Server. For those using the HSU User Web server for personal sites, basic accessibility training is encouraged, but is not a requirement.
There are four types of web site development responsibilities on the Official HSU Web Server. An individual may have more than one responsibility and must complete the training areas (see below) required for all responsibilities they have. The responsibilities are:
- Website Owner: Owner of an administrative or course related website. The website owner responsibility does not create documents to be posted to the website, update the website content, or design the layout or structure. A website owner is required to take Training Area 1.
- Document Creator: Creates documents to be posted to an administrative or course related website, such as Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint and Video/Animation. A document creator is required to take Training Areas 1-2.
- Website Maintainer: Updates an administrative or course related website with new content. A website creator is required to take Training Areas 1-4.
- Website Developer: Involved with design, layout and/or coding of an administrative or course related website. A website developer is required to take Training Areas 1-5.
- Area 1 – Web Accessibility Foundation: Covers the basics of accessibility, including laws, policies, ethics, types of accessibility challenges, and website accessibility monitoring. Area 1 training is required of all individuals with website responsibilities and encouraged for those using HSU User Web.
- Area 2 – Accessible Content Creation: Covers creation of common types of accessible documents. Area 2 training is required of those individuals with the responsibilities of Document Creator, Website Maintainer, and Website Developer.
- Area 3 – Accessible Content Management: Covers the basics of content creation and maintenance. Area 4 training is required of those individuals with responsibilities of Website Maintainer, and Website Developer.
- Area 4 – Web Accessibility Verification: Covers the automatic verification tools and manual evaluation of website accessibility. Area 3 training is required of those individuals with responsibilities of Website Maintainer, and Website Developer.
- Area 5 – Accessible Website Coding: Covers the concepts of design and website coding for accessibility. Area 5 training is required of those individuals with the responsibility of Website Developer.
Registering for Accessibility Training
Registering for Accessibility Training is accomplished by logging onto Account Center (formerly known as WebReg) and signing up for ATI training. Full instructions.
www.humboldt.edu/ati - Information about the Accessible Technology Initiative