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Web Accessibility Regulations - California Community Colleges Accessibility CenterIn July, the Department of Justice (DOJ) placed rulemaking for web accessibility regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the inactive list – an indication that no regulations should be expected any time soon.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe months of July and August provide some terrific opportunities to get insights into how California’s community colleges are leveraging Canvas as the centerpiece of a robust online education ecosystem targeted at bringing student support front and center into the online learning experience.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeEarlier this week I had the opportunity to attend and present at the Distance Education Coordinators’ annual retreat, sponsored by the California Community Colleges Distance Education Coordinators Organization (CCC DECO).

California Community Colleges Accessibility CenterRecent legal outcomes have identified the expectation for higher education institutions to identify a college representative to oversee information and communication technology (ICT) accessibility issues.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeIn last month’s issue of TechEDge, I talked about, and walked you through, the impactful work of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) beyond technology, and more specifically about the stakeholders that allow the OEI to be successful in fostering student success.

California Community Colleges Accessibility CenterIntroduced in the early 1990s by Adobe Systems, the Portable Document Format (PDF) file offered a solution for sharing visually rich documents. Text, fonts, graphics and other content could be bundled into a single file and be reproduced with the same visual fidelity on other computer systems and printers.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeIn the last issue of TechEDge, I shared some of the groundbreaking work that the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) is doing to launch the Course Exchange, and also reflected on the amazing systemwide collaboration that has been born out of the Canvas adoptions happening at our colleges. In this issue, I’ll peel back the curtain a bit and show how, beyond technology development and implementation, the OEI is helping to drive other impacts on student success that are not necessarily made up of software or circuits.

California Community Colleges Accessibility CenterWebsite and information technology access for students with disabilities still poses challenges for colleges. While accessibility policies and procedures are critical for providing guidance and direction to colleges, tools and resources can aid institutions in identifying and fixing actual accessibility issues.

Accessibil-IT blog: Automated Accessibility TestingLast month, we focused on the benefits of manual accessibility testing and why manual tests were more effective in determining the true level of accessibility and usability of a website for individuals with disabilities.