Accessibility Resource Guide

This guide was created to familiarize faculty with campus resources, recommendations, and departments that offer associated services related to accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The Teaching & Learning Innovations (TLI) team is committed to supporting CI faculty in the development and instruction of high-quality, accessible courses that benefit all students at CSU Channel Islands.

Course Reserves

What is it?

The library facilitates print, digital, and multimedia course reserves. You tell them what you want, and the library does the work for you by linking to subscribed content, addressing fair use concerns, and placing the materials directly into print reserves or your CI Learn course.

Three ways to provide content for your students:

  1. eReserves (Electronic Reserves) – documents and web links uploaded to your CILearn course site
  2. Print Reserves – textbooks and other books/videos for library checkout (2hr, 4hr, overnight)
  3. Streaming Media - videos uploaded to your CILearn course site

Did You Know?

When a faculty member works with the library to add content through course reserves, all documents are thoroughly checked for accessibility.

The Library will:

  • scan materials, make them screen-reader accessible, and include copyright/fair use information
  • create direct links to journal articles available in full-text from the Library’s subscription databases, including proxy address so no additional login is required
  • upload them into your CILearn course section for you!


Between Spring 2008 - Spring 2014 semester, student requests for accommodations increased by 200% and are expected to continue to rise in the coming years as the campus continues to grow.

Disability Accommodations and Support Services (DASS)

What is it?

The purpose of Disability Accommodations and Support Services at CI is to encourage a learning community in and beyond the classroom that promotes academic excellence, success, personal development and self-advocacy skills that will empower and support students with physical, learning or psychological disabilities so that they can participate fully in, and benefit equitably from, the University experience to realize their academic and personal potential.

CI recognizes that accessibility is a shared responsibility. Our common goal with faculty and staff is to provide equal access to all educational programs and activities. Disability Accommodation and Support Services (DASS) works together with faculty and staff to ensure an accessible educational experience for students with disabilities.

DASS assists students with disabilities by providing a wide range of support including student appointmentsacademic and housing accommodationssupport programs, and other student resources.

Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI)

The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) reflects the California State University's (CSU) ongoing commitment to provide access to information resources and technologies to individuals with disabilities.

Disability support and accommodation is a significant component of the CSU academic mission. Compliance with the various state and federal disability laws rests upon the assumption that compliance efforts are current, effective, and periodically updated to respond to changing conditions. Through ATI our campus will work collaboratively with other CSU campuses to ensure that procedures are in place to make information technology resources and services accessible to all students, faculty, staff and visitors.

UDL in Higher Education

This is a great introductory video about Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education. More information can be found below in the Helpful links section.

Helpful Links

This website was created by CAST and focuses on Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education.

This page features tips and recommendations to make your Populr pages more accessible.

This form can be completed to request up to three class videos (per submission) to be captioned.

This page serves as a gallery of example syllabi created by CI Faculty, as well as, syllabi templates that can be customized for your course.

This page is dedicated to familiarizing you with digital copyright basics including creative commons licensing. Reusing CC-licensed work requires you to be able to decode visual icons so you understand what you can and can't do with the work.

Important Campus Contacts for Accessibility

Teaching and Learning Innovations: Consultations and Ideas for improving accessibility in your courses or (805) 437-3788

Library: Course Reserves and Streaming Accessible materials or (805) 437-3362

DRP: Questions about supports for students with identified disabilities in your courses or (805) 437-3331