Accessibility at CSUSB

Students

To the student, accessibility at CSUSB means:

  • Helping to create an inclusive environment in the classroom that enables all students to be successful in attaining an education, regardless of disability.
  • Assisting a person with a disability in the event of an emergency evacuation.
  • Assisting a person with a disability in your classroom by volunteering as a note taker or by helping during an emergency evacuation.
  • Creating accessible class presentations and projects (e.g. PowerPoint presentations)
  • Understanding that everyone communicates and performs tasks at a different pace and in different ways.
  • Discouraging stereotypical behavior.

If you are a student with a disability, this also means:

  • Communication and building a relationship and rapport with your professors so that they understand the ways you learn and express your knowledge.
  • Getting more accessible instructional materials (syllabus, hand-outs, captioning, etc.)
  • Gaining better access to electronic and information technology.
  • Becoming familiar with the resources provided by the Services to Students with Disabilities office by scheduling an intake appointment to determine eligibility and services.
  • Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD)
  • Workability IV
  • Assistive Technology & Accessibility Center

Faculty

To faculty, accessibility at CSUSB means:

  • Providing accessible (compliant with Section 508) instructional materials.
  • Creating an inclusive environment in the classroom that enables all students to be successful in attaining an education, regardless of disability.
  • Assisting a person with a disability in the event of an emergency evacuation.
  • Consider incorporating the principals of Universal Design for Learning when developing a new course or redesigning a current course.
  • Making textbook and course curriculum decisions early.
  • Proving a list of textbooks, course readers and library reserves to the Coyote Bookstore irrespective of the source you choose for purchasing.
  • Attending workshops to learn how to make your website accessible, especially if used to provide instructional materials.
  • Checking accessibility criteria before buying any new electronic and/or information technology (such as computer hardware and software).
  • Ensuring that media that is purchased or used in the classroom is captioned.
  • Providing "clean" copy of class materials or use materials that are already in electronic format.
  • Discouraging stereotypical behavior .

If you are a faculty member with a disability, this also means:

  • Gaining better access to electronic and information technology.

Jacqueline Hughes  Jacqueline.Hughes@csusb.edu

Staff

To staff, accessibility at CSUSB means:

  • Checking accessibility criteria before buying any new electronic and/or information technology (such as computer hardware and software)
  • Creating an inclusive environment in the work area that enables all employees to be successful in attaining their chosen career, regardless of disability.
  • Assisting a person with a disability in the event of an emergency evacuation.
  • Attending workshops to learn how to make your documents, media and websites accessible.
  • Develop accessible meeting presentations and correspondence (e.g. PowerPoint presentations and email blasts)
  • Ensuring that media that is purchased or used in the office is captioned.
  • Discouraging stereotypical behavior.
  • Actively support accessibility and ATI implementation.

If you are a staff member with a disability, this also means:

  • Gaining better access to electronic and information technology.
  • Becoming familiar with the resources provided by Cesar Portillo in the Human Resources Department at (909) 537-5138 or cportillo@csusb.edu