Author: Dawn Okinaka
Dawn Okinaka is an ATI Accessibility Specialist for the Accessible Technology Initiative at the CSU Office of the Chancellor. She is a member of the Accessible Technology Initiative team at the CSU Chancellor’s Office since 2013. Dawn has been involved in ATI activities since 2008, first at the Sacramento State and more recently at the Chancellor’s Office. In Dawn earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies in 2000 and Master of Arts in Educational Technology in 2009 from California State University, Sacramento. Dawn has made significant contributions to the ATI implementation in the areas of Procurement and Instructional Materials. Dawn leads the CSU Procurement Community of Practice where she engages community members from all twenty-three campuses in collaborative activities. She also leads several projects in the CSU Accessible Technology Network, which provide shared services to the CSU system. Dawn lead the cross campus team tasked with creating a standardized procurement process for the 23 campuses to adopt and adapt. More recently, Dawn has been training campuses in how to critically review a VPAT and work with vendors to obtain meaningful information related to the accessibility of products and services used by the CSU.