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California Community Colleges Accessibility Center

Jun 11

Accessibility Summer Workshop: June 11, 2024

"Focus, Equity and Direction - Accessibility 2030 and Beyond." Join the CCC Accessibility Center for a one-day online workshop highlighting areas related to Sections 504 and 508 compliance.

Zoom web-conferencing information will be distributed prior to the event.

Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be included in each session.

Accessibility Statement: The CCC Technology Center is aware of accessibility issues with the registration page that affect keyboard-only users. If you are affected and need assistance registering for this event, please contact us at [email protected].

To Be Announced

Jun 11, 2024 09:00am PT - Jun 11, 2024 04:00pm PT

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Registration will close June 6.


Some Sessions We're Planning


Opening Remarks

9 a.m.-9:10 a.m.

Presenter: Jennifer Coleman, Executive Director, CCC Technology Center


What's New in the CCC Accessibility Center

9:10 a.m.-9:50 a.m.

Presenters: Dawn Okinaka, Director of the CCC Accessibility Center, and Christine Fundell, 508 Program Manager, CCC Accessibility Center


Braille Basics Bootcamp

10 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

Session Description: This session aims to provide attendees with an overview of braille fundamentals. Learn the essential braille components through structured demonstrations and explanations. We will review the braille alphabet, numerical system, and common symbols. Join us as we explore the world of braille and its importance in promoting accessibility and inclusivity.


Presenter: Kasey Markoski has over 10 years of professional experience in the blindness field. She is a certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist as well as a Literary Braille Transcriber. Kasey is passionate about innovation and enjoys helping organizations and teams create more opportunities and break down barriers for people with disabilities.


Assistive Technology: What's In, What's Out - New and Advancing Trends

11 a.m.-11:50 a.m.

Session Description: Learn in what ways the assistive technology industry is evolving. What's in? Inclusion: Language, images, and audio are more inclusive of persons with disabilities using modern individualized techniques. What's out? Static solutions: Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all assistive technology. Static solutions are being replaced by dynamic, personalized approaches that adapt to individual requirements.


Presenters: Alex Marositz, 504 Program Manager, CCC Accessibility Center, and Lauren Miller, Alternate Media and Assistive Technology Specialist, CCC Accessibility Center


Lunch break

12 p.m.-1 p.m.


Integrating Accessible ICT Reviews into Procurement Processes

1 p.m.-1:50 p.m.

Session Description: Learn how to integrate Information Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility considerations into existing procurement processes. This session will highlight real-world examples and best practices that address each aspect of the ICT procurement lifecycle, including pre-purchase processes, accessibility evaluation activities, and accessibility requirements for purchase prders and contracts.


Presenter: Tom Siechert, Procurement Accessibility Specialist, CCC Accessibility Center


Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Accessibility, and Equity

2 p.m.-2:50 p.m.

Session Description: There is no “typical” student; how can we design learning experiences that meet varied student needs? Using accessible design as a foundation, universal design for learning (UDL) can help us build resources that are flexible enough to engage a diverse group of learners. UDL includes giving students various ways of acquiring information, engaging with the content, and demonstrating understanding.


Presenter: Suzane Wakim is the Coordinator for Distance Education and Student Learning Outcomes at Butte College and is on the steering team for Butte’s Accessibility Capability Maturity Model (ACMM) work. She is also a biology instructor who has designed and developed over a dozen biology courses in multiple modalities for multiple institutions. She facilitates courses on accessibility, assessment, and equitable grading strategies for CVC/@ONE. She is also Project Facilitator for the ASCCC OER Initiative where she trains faculty on licensing and accessibility.


Inclusive by Design: Creating Accessible Events and Communications

3 p.m.-3:50 p.m.

Session Description: Learn how to integrate accessibility into every stage of both in-person and virtual event planning. This session will explore the significance of disability inclusion in event organization, provide best practices to ensure equitable participation for all attendees, and offer guidance on creating accessible presentation and marketing materials to effectively promote your event. 


Presenters:

  • Daminna Standfield is a Section 508 Subject Matter Expert at the CCC Accessibility Center. She has over 10 years of experience in higher education accessibility services as Assistive Technology/Accessible Media/Accessibility Compliance Officer in the California State University system. Daminna has a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in social justice. Her passion is “Excellence and Equity in education for optimal student success!”
  • Elisa Carrillo is the Digital Content Accessibility Specialist at the CCC Accessibility Center. She has over nine years of experience in document accessibility and remediation within higher education. With a master’s degree in Assistive Technology and Human Services and her educational background in marketing, she possesses a comprehensive understanding of designing accessible and effective communications.


Each presentation will run approximately 50 minutes, with a 10-minute break between sessions and a one-hour break for lunch.


Event Contacts


Registration questions:

[email protected]


Workshop questions, or to request accommodations:

[email protected]