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Accessibility Webinars and Workshops

The CCC Accessibility Center conducts webinars, vendor demonstrations and twice-annual workshops for the California Community Colleges System. Presentations and handouts from the workshops are typically posted following an event. To ensure relevancy of content, not all handouts from previous sessions are available.

Summer Workshop 2024

The one-day workshop was held on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Morning sessions focused on topics relevant to Section 504 compliance, and afternoon sessions focused on topics relevant to Section 508 compliance. Recordings and slide decks will be posted here soon. 

9:00am - 9:10am Welcome & Opening Remarks Jennifer Coleman
9:10am - 9:40am What’s New in the CCC Accessibility Center Dawn Okinaka
10:00am - 10:50am

Introduction to Braille Workshop

Session Description: This session aims to provide attendees with an overview of braille fundamentals. Learn the essential braille components through structured demonstrations and explanations! We will be reviewing the braille alphabet, numerical system, and common symbols. Join us as we explore the world of braille and its importance in promoting accessibility and inclusivity.

Kasey Markoski
11:00am - 11:50am

What’s In and What’s Out in Assistive Technology - New and Advancing Trends

Session Description: In this session, learn in what ways the assistive technology industry is rapidly evolving. What is in? Inclusion: Language, images, and audio are more inclusive of persons with disabilities using modern individualized techniques. What is out? Static Solutions: Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all assistive tools. Static solutions are being replaced by dynamic, personalized approaches that adapt to individual requirements.

Alex Marositz
1:00pm - 1:50pm

Integrating Accessible ICT Reviews into Procurement Processes

Session Description: Learn how to integrate ICT accessibility considerations into existing procurement processes. This session will highlight real-world examples and best practices that address each aspect of the ICT procurement lifecycle, including pre-purchase processes, accessibility evaluation activities, and accessibility requirements for Purchase Orders and Contracts.

Tom Siechert
2:00pm - 2:50pm

Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Accessibility, and Equity

Session Description: There is no “typical” student; how can we design learning experiences that meet varied student needs? Using accessible design as a foundation, universal design for learning (UDL) can help us build resources that are flexible enough to engage a diverse group of learners. UDL includes giving students various ways of acquiring information, engaging with the content, and demonstrating understanding.

Suzanne Wakim
3:00pm - 3:50pm

Inclusive by Design: Creating Accessible Events and Communications

Session Description: Learn how to integrate accessibility into every stage of both in-person and virtual event planning. This session will explore the significance of disability inclusion in event organization, provide best practices to ensure equitable participation for all attendees, and offer guidance on creating accessible presentation and marketing materials to effectively promote your event.

Elisa Carillo, Daminna Standfield

Recordings of Recent Training and Workshops

Creating Accessible Images Virtual Training from Pope Tech (September 20, 2023)

Access to the training recording and materials is limited to employees and students of the California Community Colleges. Please self-enroll in the Canvas course to access the recording and other materials. Please note you will need your CVC@ONE credentials to register. If you don't have a CVC@ONE account, you may sign up for an account.

The following topics were presented at our Summer 2023 Accessibility Workshop. Summer 2023 workshop slides (PDF) & Summer 2023 Workshop YouTube playlist

  • Session 1: Opening Remarks, and Session 2: Introduction to Section 504

  • Session 3: Equally Effective Alternate Access Planning

  • Session 4: Workflows for PDF Remediation: Understanding the Barriers

  • Session 5: Reintroducing the Alternate Text Production Center: Unlocking Access to Inclusive Content

  • Session 6: Braille 101: The Essential Guide to Tactile Writing

  • Session 7: Breaking Down Barriers to Math Education: Creating Accessible Math for All Students

  • Session 8: The Power of Screen Readers: Navigating Accessible Documents and Webpages

The following topics were presented at our Winter 2023 Accessibility Workshop. Winter 2023 workshop slides (PDF) &  Winter Workshop 2023 YouTube playlist

  • Session 1: Opening Remarks, and Session 2: What’s New in the CCCAC

  • Session 3: Ensuring Equitable Access with Accessible Procurement Processes

  • Session 4: There’s no DEIA without Disability

  • Session 5: Social Media Accessibility

  • Session 6: Make Your Website More Accessible with These Simple Steps

  • Session 7: Barstow Community College: Canvas & Web Accessibility with LLLATCCH and Session 8: MiraCosta College: Always a Work in Progress: Creating a Culture of Equitable Access

The following relevant topics selected from previous workshops are also available to review. Relevant Topics slides (PDF). Recordings are available on our YouTube playlist. 

  • Navigating Faculty Responsibility for Accessible ICT Materials
  • PDF Accessibility with Equidox
  • Compton College's Accessibility Journey
  • How Captioning Goes Beyond Accessibility
  • Section 508