The following guides were created to help you get started on creating PDF documents that meet current accessibility standards. The documents will be updated regularly with best practices, information on how to fix issues, and to keep up with evolving standards:
The CCC Technology Center has a number of accessibility resources available to California Community Colleges:
The Professional Learning Network, supported by the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI), provides unlimited access to Lynda.com for all California Community College employees at no cost. For access to Lynda.com through the Professional Learning Network, sign in and go to the Learn tab.
You will need to register if you do not have an account.
You must be logged into the Professional Learning Network or have a Lynda.com account for the below links to work. The links provided below are recommended courses for accessibility:
Making our content more accessible is not only a requirement under Section 508, but it is better for all our students and staff. It is the responsibility of each member of the organization to help make our information more accessible for everyone. Let’s make the State Center Community College District an example of good practice.
Accessibility training will be provided to all District staff and you should attend if you:
There will be two training sessions offered at the Herndon campus. A morning session will be in a lecture format explaining the importance of accessibility to students and staff and what our responsibilities are under Section 508. An afternoon session will be available offering hands on training on how to create documents that are accessible.
Register for the training session you wish to attend:
Morning lecture: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room HC-308. Register for morning lecture.
Afternoon hands on training: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room HC-104. Register for afternoon hands on training.
Information about the trainer:
Gaeir Dietrich is the director of the High Tech Center Training Unit (HTCTU) of the California community colleges and an alternate media trainer who speaks widely on the issues of creating and providing alternate formats. We are grateful for the opportunity to have her visit SCCCD, and share her knowledge and expertise.
Join Jayme Johnson, the Director of Accessibility for the Online Education Initiative and Accessibility Specialist from the High Tech Center Training Unit, for a two-hour workshop about creating accessible information with MS Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and Canvas. Bring your own materials and accessibility questions and get direct assistance with your accessibility challenges or come and get an overview of the essential processes and considerations for ensuring digital access.
Jayme Johnson is the Director of Accessibility and User Experience for the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative. Jayme began working in DSPS in 2001 and has been working to address access issues across the entire CCC system since joining the High Tech Center Training Unit in 2006. With a focus on identifying solutions and processes to support faculty and staff, Jayme helps people leverage technology to provide equal access to education for all students.
All training sessions are identical, and will take place at Fresno City College on
Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27, 2018 in room LI-207.
Call: (559) 489-2248, ext. 2248 | Email: TitleV@fresnocitycollege.edu
Additional accessibility training sessions will be available in the near future. The following dates have been reserved for training at the Herndon campus: