Educational Resources - Content that can be used in your on campus or online courses. Some of these materials are free and some require a licensing fee.
- Open Educational Resources & Merlot – http://oeraccess.merlot.org
- Accessibility of OER materials – http://oerconsortium.org/2012/08/01/sloan-c-emerging-tech-oer-and-accessibility-presentations/
- Lynda.com – http://www.lynda.com
- Kahn Academy – http://www.khanacademy.org/
- Course Design Process - University of Central Oklahoma
State of California – California web resources include the info from the Chancellor’s office, California Virtual College tutorials, state distance learning regulations.
- College Buys – Discounted Microsoft Software for SBCC faculty and staff HOME use
Adobe®: Students, faculty, and staff at select campuses can access all of the Adobe® Creative Cloud Apps for just $169.99 per year for students, and $19.99 per year for faculty and staff, including essential software tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more.
Microsoft Office: Purchase Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 for only $39.99—an exclusive low price for the California Community College system.
Microsoft Office 365 Bundles: For those campuses that have deployed Office 365, starting as low as $9.95, bundle Microsoft Office 365 with Bitdefender 2016 AntiVirus, Whitesmoke Writer (grammar checker), Total Training, 300 Backgrounds for PowerPoint, and OfficeReady 4.0 (templates for Office).
- CC Chancellor’s Office
- Foundation for California Community Colleges
- CCC Confer Tools (Web-based conferencing system for meetings with other state entities and organizations)
- @ONE Training Resources
Canvas self-paced training - This course introduces you how to teach using the Canvas learning management system by Instructure. You will learn how the system works through a series of curated readings and recall what you have learned through formative quizzes. You will also be provided with an opportunity to practice what you have learned through a series of hands-on exercises focused on the subject you teach.
Canvas online class - not self paced - See @ONE schedule
Take a Closer Look at Accessibility, a five-part webinar series. @ONE & OEI invite you to review a 5 part webinar series that discusses various accessibility topics from creating accessible documents to Universal Design principles.
- Captioning Considerations - Learn about captioning we-based video and the different resources available to help you get captioned video into your online course.
- Creating Accessible Online Presentations - Learn about the basic considerations for creating accessible online presentations, and discover different option for creating and sharing digital presentations.
- Evaluating Web Content for Accessibility - One of the great parts of teaching online is the ability to enrich courses with resources from the Internet. Learn about the basic considerations for accessible content, and discover tools to help you evaluate the content you bring into your course.
- Creating Accessible PDF Documents with MS Word and Acrobat Pro - Learn what makes a PDF document accessible, and discover the easiest and most efficient way to create your own accessible PDF documents. Basic concepts of access and usability will be explored in the process of creating an accessible syllabus in MS Word, and then converting the syllabus to PDF.
- Your Online Course Usability, 10 Ways to Kick it Up a Notch - Be introduced to some practical tips for enhancing the usability of your current online course, and learn about ways to design with usability in mind for future content development, as well as how all of these enhancements can lead to exemplary scores in the OEI Course Design Rubric.
Mac Power Users: 313: Update on iPad and Education - https://overcast.fm/+Eh4Ahjan4
U.S. Government Resources
Americans With Disabilities Act – ADAAA
Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section 705 (20) of this title, shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by any Executive agency or by the United States Postal Service.
Section 508 amendment to Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that electronic and information technology that is developed by or purchased by the Federal Agencies be accessible by people with disabilities.
From California Community College State Chancellor’s Office - Legal Opinion M 03-09 (March 20, 2003)
New Requirements Regarding Implementation of section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Senate Bill 105 (Stats. 2002, ch. 1102) added language to Government Code section 11135 codifying in state law the obligation of state agencies and entities receiving state funds to comply with the requirements of section 508 and its implementing regulations set forth in Part 1194 of Title 36 of the Federal Code of Regulations. The enactment of SB 105 makes the following changes in this area of the law:
1. The requirements of section 508 are now applicable regardless of whether or not California continues to receive funding under the Assistive Technology Act.
2. The accessibility requirements of section 508 will now apply to the development, procurement, maintenance, or use of electronic or information technology by a community college district using any source of state funds, not just those identified in Legal Opinion 01-17.
3. Districts and entities that contract with districts for the provision of electronic or information technology or for the provision of related services must respond to, and resolve, any complaints regarding accessibility.
In 2010, the following statement was issued by the Department of Justice:
“There is no doubt that the Internet sites of state and local government entities are covered by Title II of the ADA. Similarly, there is no doubt that the websites of recipients of federal financial assistance are covered by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Department of Justice has affirmed the application of these statutes to Internet sites…in numerous agreements with state and local governments and recipients of federal financial assistance.”
This statement leaves little room for interpretation. So my response to the question, “Does my institution have a legal obligation to provide web content that is accessible to individuals with disabilities?” is “Yes”. Both public and private institutions (that receive federal funds) have a legal obligation to create accessible web content.