Determining Impact

In order to determine whether a product needs to undergo an accessibility evaluation, we will need to evaluate the impact of the product on the campus community. If the product is of a high impact it will have to undergo a thorough accessibility evaluation in order to ensure it is accessible to the campus community. A medium impact product may be reviewed at the discretion of DPRC and Procurement.

Please note that the following framework is meant as a guideline and consultation with DPRC and Procurement will be needed for an accurate determination. Also be aware that as usage of a product expands on campus, the determination of impact may change.

High impact

A high impact product:

  • Affects a critical program/service
  • Impacts a large audience or members of the public
  • Creates high accommodation costs
  • Creates significant legal exposure
  • Denies access to a program/service for people with disabilities
  • Creates frequently-recurring barriers
  • Strong likelihood of impact for persons with disabilities

Medium Impact

A medium impact product:

  • Affects an important but non-critical program/service
  • Impacts a moderately-sized audience, not public-facing
  • Creates moderate accommodation costs
  • Creates moderate legal exposure
  • Limits access to a program/service for people with disabilities
  • Creates occasionally-recurring barriers
  • Moderate likelihood of impact for persons with disabilities

Low impact

A low impact product:

  • Affects an optional program/service
  • Impacts a small audience, not public-facing
  • Creates little or no accommodation costs
  • Creates little or no legal exposure
  • Does not limit access to a program/service for people with disabilities
  • Does not create recurring barriers
  • Low likelihood of impact for persons with disabilities

These definitions were adapted from the CSU ATI Prioritization Framework