Opinion

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Jory Hadsell Thursday, 22 February 2018

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeSince the inception of the Online Education Initiative (OEI), many California Community Colleges have been working together to address online achievement gaps and increase student access to fully-resourced online courses that propel them toward completion.

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Sean Keegan Thursday, 22 February 2018

Automating Web Accessibility - California Community Colleges Accessibility CenterAutomated accessibility tools are often perceived as a poor substitute for accessibility testing on websites and other online applications. Automated tools are limited in their ability to identify the full range of accessibility barriers that can impact individuals with disabilities, and none perform the necessary evaluations important for assessing the quality of accessibility repairs. Furthermore, automated tools often report false-positive results requiring human intervention to track down issues in the code that may not be actual accessibility barriers.

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Sean Keegan Thursday, 16 November 2017

California Community Colleges Accessibility CenterMost colleges are aware of their non-discrimination obligations for students with disabilities, and can point to policies and administrative procedures outlining the institution’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive campus. Policies and administrative procedures are important, but those alone do not promote a culture of access necessary for student success.

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Sean Keegan Thursday, 25 January 2018

California Community Colleges Accessibility CenterFeedback can be a valuable opportunity for a college to understand what students, faculty and staff find beneficial and what areas of the campus may require additional improvement. Feedback from individuals encountering web or information technology (IT) accessibility barriers can be critical in providing access in a timely manner and avoiding discrimination complaints.

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Jory Hadsell Thursday, 19 October 2017

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) has been actively working to support the needs of online learners at colleges throughout the system. One of the most important areas of impact for the OEI is helping colleges expand access to critical academic and support services for students.