Report 2017-102 Recommendation 5 Responses

Report 2017-102: California Community Colleges: The Colleges Reviewed Are Not Adequately Monitoring Services for Technology Accessibility, and Districts and Colleges Should Formalize Procedures for Upgrading Technology (Release Date: December 2017)

Recommendation #5 To: Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

To ensure that community colleges' websites comply with accessibility guidelines, by September 2018, the Chancellor's Office should provide guidance to colleges on establishing policies and procedures to monitor the accessibility of their websites. Additionally, by September 2018, the Chancellor's Office should provide guidance on best practices for colleges to use in preventing their websites from containing inaccessible information.

6-Month Agency Response

the CO has constituted an Accessibility Standard Working Group (ASWG) comprised of representative stakeholders from across the system and charged with developing standards, developing resources, and providing guidance for the CCC system. Within the 18/19 school year, the ASWG will be in the process of creating guidance for colleges on establishing policies and procedures to monitor the accessibility of their websites. The ASWG has aggregated resources internal and external to the CCC system and developed guidance for faculty to develop and/or select instructional materials that are accessible to all their students.

  • Estimated Completion Date: September 2018
  • Response Date: June 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending


60-Day Agency Response

The Butte Community College District's Technology Center has an Accessibility Team responsible for managing website accessibility resources.

Guidance in this area is currently under development.

  • Estimated Completion Date: September 2018
  • Response Date: February 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2017-102

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.