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California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeSince the inception of the Online Education Initiative (OEI), many California Community Colleges have been working together to address online achievement gaps and increase student access to fully-resourced online courses that propel them toward completion.

Automating Web Accessibility - California Community Colleges Accessibility CenterAutomated accessibility tools are often perceived as a poor substitute for accessibility testing on websites and other online applications. Automated tools are limited in their ability to identify the full range of accessibility barriers that can impact individuals with disabilities, and none perform the necessary evaluations important for assessing the quality of accessibility repairs. Furthermore, automated tools often report false-positive results requiring human intervention to track down issues in the code that may not be actual accessibility barriers.

California Community Colleges Accessibility CenterFeedback can be a valuable opportunity for a college to understand what students, faculty and staff find beneficial and what areas of the campus may require additional improvement. Feedback from individuals encountering web or information technology (IT) accessibility barriers can be critical in providing access in a timely manner and avoiding discrimination complaints.

California Community Colleges Accessibility CenterMost colleges are aware of their non-discrimination obligations for students with disabilities, and can point to policies and administrative procedures outlining the institution’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive campus. Policies and administrative procedures are important, but those alone do not promote a culture of access necessary for student success.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) has been actively working to support the needs of online learners at colleges throughout the system. One of the most important areas of impact for the OEI is helping colleges expand access to critical academic and support services for students.

California Community Colleges Accessibility Center Help DeskAddressing web and information technology (IT) accessibility topics can often raise more questions than answers. Changes in technology capabilities, including that of assistive technologies for students with disabilities, can create confusion and uncertainty as to what is considered accessible or the best practice for ensuring access.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeWith fall courses underway across the state, and a return to limited parking and crowded hallways, we in the California Community Colleges (CCC) are reminded of the need to serve students as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Accessibil-IT blog: California Community Colleges Accessibility CenterOne question colleges struggle with is how to verify if information and communication technology (ICT) products, such as websites or other IT applications, meet accessibility standards.

Marsha Reske, Dean of Distance Education at American River College (ARC), speaks at Can*Innovate, which was held Aug. 14, 2017, at ARC in Sacramento, Calif.As colleges geared up for fall term, staff and faculty who use Canvas gathered for a day-long event to share effective practices, build community and learn about integrating student support tools and services into online and hybrid courses.