Did you know?
Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act requires all federal agencies, employees and contractors to adhere to strict accessibility standards for all public materials. Its primary purpose is to provide individuals with disabilities access to, and use of, all public documents and information technology.
Section 508 is not new but as of January 2018, all federal and public agencies, including the Chancellor’s Office and all California community colleges, are required BY LAW to follow these accessibility standards. In April 2017, the Chancellor’s Office facilitated training by the CCC Accessibility Center, which explores the liabilities surrounding web and information technology accessibility and offers colleges the resources they need to follow Section 508 compliance.
Where do I start?The process to make our system materials accessible and 508 compliant can be confusing and difficult to navigate but help is available. Sean Keegan, director of the CCC Accessibility Center, and Gaeir Dietrich, director of the High Tech Center Training Unit, have provided theseAccessibility Workshop and Training videos and additional resources below, to offer valuable information on the importance of Section 508 compliance and help navigate the accessibility process. Click on any link below to get started. Please note: the videos and all information provided within them are intended to be used only as a reference. Please follow your college and/or district Section 508 rules for accessibility standards. For more information, please contact Sean Keegan with the CCC Accessibility Center or Gaeir Dietrich with the High Tech Center Training Unit.
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