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Empowering Everyone

California’s community colleges are designed around the remarkable idea that higher education should be available to everyone. As such, we are committed to ensuring equal access to instructional materials and technology for students of all abilities.

To assist and accelerate this process, the California Community College (CCC) system has adopted a new Accessibility Standard and will be supporting districts in their accessibility efforts. Activities will include developing guidance, providing training, coordinating system-wide activities, serving as a resource to address challenges, and maintaining communication with relevant parties.

Letter from the Chancellor

Ensuring educational accessibility is foundational to achieving the Vision for Success goal of creating an equitable system of higher education, and is a critical piece of student success and degree completion… In support of the Vision, I am fully committed to extending the benefits of universal access throughout the system.

Excerpt from Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s letter, June 19, 2018

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Accessibility Standard

The Accessibility Standard spells out the Chancellor’s accessibility expectations of all CCC districts. It also affirms the Chancellor’s Office’s commitment to provide the districts with the necessary guidance, training, and resources to support the implementation of accessible instructional materials and technology across the CCC system.

View the standard