Report 2017-102 Recommendation 10 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 #10 To: Cerritos Community College District

To ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to instructional materials, by June 2018, Cerritos should develop procedures to monitor and periodically review the accessibility of instructional materials. For example, Cerritos could develop an accessibility checklist for instructors to complete when developing or selecting instructional materials, from which the college could periodically review a sample of course content to ensure that instructors completed the checklist and that the instructional materials comply with accessibility standards.

1-Year Agency Response

Cerritos College and Faculty Senate developed professional learning opportunities to all faculty while also providing a comprehensive information location of faculty resources through the Teaching Excellence (CTX) program. CTX is operated through Faculty Senate to provide new and current employees training on universal access.

CTX has provided trainings to faculty regarding related areas such as accessibility, ensuring instructional materials are accessible and video captioning. See supporting documents.

  • Completion Date: November 2018
  • Response Date: December 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: No Action Taken

Cerritos' one-year response does not address developing procedures to monitor and periodically review the accessibility of instructional materials. In its six-month response, the college indicated that it was working with the Faculty Senate on developing procedures to monitor and periodically review these materials. However, this response indicates the development of learning opportunities for faculty and for training, but does not include developing procedures to monitor and periodically review the accessibility of instructional materials as we recommended.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation
  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

6-Month Agency Response

Cerritos College has been working with the Faculty Senate on developing procedures to monitor and periodically review the accessibility of instructional materials. No plan has been developed at this time.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 31, 2018
  • Response Date: June 2018

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


60-Day Agency Response

Meeting have begun to discuss the need for accessible instructional materials. No plan has been developed at this time.

  • Estimated Completion Date: June 30, 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.