The experts at CSU’s ATRC stay ahead of the curve. They helped me to identify and demo a variety of products I’m quite sure I would never have discovered on my own.
Accessing Our Employee Services
How We Serve CSU employees:
- We will meet with you and perform an assessment
- We will make equipment or software recommendations
- We will train you how to use our assistive technology equipment
- Your home department or unit is responsible for acquiring recommended technologies
Employees who may benefit from ATRC services include, but are not limited to those having difficulty with tasks such as:
- Reading regular sized text
- Comprehending reading materials
- Seeing the computer screen
- Producing written work
- Physically using a standard keyboard or mouse
Assistive technology services through the ATRC are available to any qualified faculty or staff member with a disability at CSU as defined by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The ATRC must receive the following before an employee is eligible for services:
- Documentation of the disability
- Evidence of how it substantially limits one or more of your major life activities
Services are initiated as follows:
- Employees may be referred to the ATRC by their respective department or unit, or through self-referral.
- Employee sets up an appointment with an ATRC staff member. Call 970-491-6258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Employee brings the required documentation to the ATRC and participates in an initial interview with an ATRC staff member to determine potential assistive technology strategies.
- Employee participates in an assessment, in order to identify reasonable assistive technology accommodations to allow equal employment opportunity.
- Employee is trained to use their chosen assistive technology in order to complete work related tasks. Training occurs in the employee’s desired setting on campus.
- The ATRC may loan equipment for a trial period, but the home department or unit is ultimately responsible for acquiring the recommended assistive technologies.
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
- Assistive Technology accommodations may be provided if deemed reasonable and do not place an undue hardship on the department. If the reasonable accommodation requires purchasing of new equipment, the recommendation will be forwarded to the employee’s respective supervisor or unit/department head.
- In situations where the recommendation is in question, the recommendation will be sent to the Office of Equal Opportunity for review and approval. This approval process should occur in a timely manner.
Acquisition of Recommended Assistive Technology
- The individual employee’s unit/department is responsible for purchase of the identified reasonable accommodation. The ATRC is responsible for providing the equipment vendor and information to the employee’s unit/department. The ATRC will assist with installation upon request.
- Equipment loans may be provided to the employee’s unit/department by the ATRC. This may occur if equipment is available and there is not a foreseeable need for it in the given semester.
- In cases where loans are provided, the recipient is legally responsible for all equipment directly loaned to them. This includes loss and replacement costs that may be caused by theft or damage.
- The ATRC reserves the right to decide if equipment loans are possible for employees. Since much of the accommodation inventory is purchased via student tech fees, student loans will take priority and loans to employees will be made on an as-available basis.
- The ATRC will train employees in the use of the recommended equipment when necessary. The ATRC will also provide training to personnel supporting the employee with a disability when appropriate. Training is limited to assistive technology.
Hardware and Software Loan Policy
Employees with an identified disability, in conjunction with their respective departments, may trial assistive technology hardware/software solutions on a short term basis.
Read more about our Hardware and Software Loan Policy