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Guidelines & Practices

These guidelines have been developed by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and in collaboration with various Alternate Media Workgroups to provide guidance and direction for producing documents in alternate formats for students with disabilities.

The Addendum is the most recent information to provide guidance clarifying the timeliness of producing alternate media, the student request process, and providing specifics on monitoring college performance related to this task.

Access for individuals with disabilities is a campus-wide responsibility shared by all faculty, staff, and administrators involved in the creation, purchase, adoption, and implementation of instructional materials and technology solutions. It is the responsibility of the college to educate and inform students, faculty, staff, and administrators of each party’s role in delivering accessible instructional resources.


Section 67302 of the California Education Code

Section 67302 of the California Education Code requires publishers of post-secondary instructional materials to make available an electronic version of the materials for students with print-related disabilities. There are certain requirements, such as the requirement that a copy of the book has been purchased, that the student has a verified print-related disability, and that the printed instructional material is for use by the student in connection with a course in which he or she is registered or enrolled. Other provisions apply and may be reviewed under Section 67302 of the California Education Code.