Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) Compliance

The California State University's (CSU) and CSU Long Beach are committed to ensuring that all of their programs and services are accessible and usable by all students, staff, and faculty, including those with disabilities. The CSU ATI is further defined at the Accessible Technology Initiative website. Evaluation is based on whom, and how many people will be using the item(s) which encompasses students, faculty, staff, and the public at large.

Accessible procurement reviews are conducted with the following standards: EO1111 and Section 508 guidelines that align with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA.

What is Information & Communication Technology (ICT)?

  • Anything that creates, stores, or transfers digital information.
  • Information technology and other equipment, systems, technologies, or processes, for which the principal function is the creation, manipulation, storage, display, receipt, or transmission of electronic data and information, as well as any associated content.
  • Examples include websites, web applications, copiers/printers, instructional equipment and applications, video and multimedia products, software, operating systems, kiosk, desktop and portable computers, research applications, etc.

Why is an ATI Review of ICT Important?

An ATI Review eliminates access barriers that benefits all people, not only persons with a disability. In addition, the cost to provide accommodations for students, faculty, staff, or the general public often can be reduced or even eliminated by considering accessibility considerations at the time of purchase.

Do I need an ATI Review?

All Information & Communication Technology (ICT) are reviewed for compliance with accessibility and security standards.

When is an E&IT Checklist Required?

The Electronic and Information Technology Checklist (E&IT Checklist) is a requirement put forth to create equal access to information and technology for everyone. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) pertains to anything that creates, stores or transfers digital information. This includes equipment, systems, technologies, or processes, for which the principal function is the creation, manipulation, storage, display, receipt, or transmission of electronic data and information and associated content.

Examples of the most common products and services that require an E&IT Checklist are listed below. When in doubt you may send an email to

Software or Service

  • Operating Systems
  • Application Software
  • Installation Programs
  • Software Tools
  • Kiosk
  • Computer-Based Training Programs
  • Web/Cloud Applications
  • Website Platforms/Web Subscriptions
  • Hosting a Virtual Conference, Performance, or Webinar (excluding Zoom)
  • Attending Virtual Conference, Performance, Webinar or Zoom No E&IT required
  • CSULB Presenters at a conference on a third-party platform- No E&IT checklist  
  • Consulting/Training Services hired by CSLUB provided virtually these come through on a purchase requisition and contract.  Yes, we need an E&IT checklist.  
  • Purchasing Virtual Services (examples: Consulting, Training)
  • Free Software/Web Subscription/Applications


  • Desktop Computers
  • Laptop Computers
  • Notebooks, Tablets, and iPads
  • Monitors
  • Keyboards
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Large Screen Displays (Televisions, Blue-ray/DVD Players)
  • Digital and Video Cameras
  • Scanners
  • Fax Machines
  • Webcams
  • 3D Equipment of any kind

Common items that DO NOT require an E&IT

  • Computer components interior to the machine
  • Hard Drives
  • SD Memory Cards
  • Mouse
  • Listening devices: Headsets, earphones, earbuds, speakers
  • Microphones
  • Cables and Cords
  • USB portable storage/thumb drive/flash drive
  • Wi-Fi Adapters
  • Cases for laptops and phones
  • Docking stations
  • Mounting Equipment

Related Forms

ATI Resources