This section provides links to resources addressing federal and state laws, regulations, and legal findings related to information and electronic technology accessibility, including institutional responsibility for instructional materials, equipment and software, and inclusive purchasing policies and procedures. Check the LINKS section on this page for Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s letter to CEOs, CIOs, CBOs, and CSSOs regarding institutional responsibility related to accessible instructional materials, titled “Information and Communication Technology and Instructional Material Accessibility Standard.”
This directive from the Chancellor to all College Executive Staff clearly states that responsibility for Information and Communication Technology accessibility is an institutional responsibility. It introduces the CCC Information and Communication Technology and Instructional Material Accessibility Standard [PDF].
The ATPC is the first publicly funded, system-wide resource dedicated to serving the alternate media needs of the largest post-secondary educational system in the world. There are 115 community colleges in California and each of them has equal access to the media services provided by the ATPC. From existing print or electronic documents, the ATPC creates alternate media products for use by California Community College students with print-related disabilities. These products consist of:Electronic Text files Electronic Braille files Braille books and documents Tactile Graphics.
The CCC Accessibility Center proactively assesses the California community college system’s web and information technology accessibility needs and offers services, guidance and technical assistance to help colleges in realizing an accessible technology environment.