What is Accessibility?

Web Accessibility refers to the degree to which the information on a website can be properly utilized by all individuals, including those operating under limited conditions (e.g. users with limited or no vision). With the passage of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998, accessibility has become an increasingly important aspect of web design and presentation. For a more detailed introduction to Web accessibility, visit the Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM) website or the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website.

Accessibility in the CSU System

The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) reflects the California State University's ongoing commitment to provide access to information, resources and technologies to individuals with disabilities. For more information, please visit the Accessible Technology Initiative page on the CSU website.

Accessibility for Syllabus

Great effort has been taken to ensure the accessibility of this web application while retaining usability for all users. Along with standard web accessibility tactics, this site also employs the following accessibility measures:

  • All Syllabi can be loaded in a printer-friendly view which removes all non-critical elements from the page, thus greatly simplifying the content.
  • Syllabi exported as Microsoft Word documents use our accessible Word Generator script to ensure accessibility
  • All Javascript and AJAX controls include redundant, plain HTML controls for browsers with Javascript disabled.


We take accessibility very seriously and work hard to ensure that our product is accessible and usable. Even so, there are times when things slip through the cracks. If you encounter any accessibility or usability problems while using this application, please contact the Syllabus Team so that we can examine the problem and find a solution as quickly as possible.