Report 2017-102 Recommendation 11 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 #11 To: Cerritos Community College District

To ensure that all instructors are aware of the accessibility standards for instructional materials, Cerritos should include in its next collective bargaining negotiations a requirement for instructors to periodically attend accessibility trainings.

6-Month Agency Response

Cerritos College has met with representatives of the College's constituent groups and Faculty Senate to provide new and current employees training on universal access.

Cerritos College continues to work with the Universal Access Task Force to make available tools, tips, tutorials, and guidelines to all employees to ensure that accessibility is considered at the time of adoption of instructional materials and purchase of information technology products.

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

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


60-Day Agency Response

Cerritos College has met with representatives of the College's constituent groups to provide new and current employees training on universal access. This includes, but is not limited to awareness of Board Policy and Administrative Procedure 3411, embedded training during the onboarding process and periodically offer universal access training for flex credit. Cerritos College is working with the Universal Access Task Force to make available tools, tips, tutorials, and guidelines to all employees to ensure that accessibility is considered at the time of adoption of instructional materials and purchase of information technology products.

However, it is unrealistic to include this in a collective bargaining agreement without negatively impacting the general operations budget.

  • Estimated Completion Date: June 30, 2018
  • Response Date: February 2018

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

We appreciate the efforts that Cerritos is taking to address our recommendation and look forward to reviewing documentation of its efforts in June 2018. However, as we state on page 23 of our report, without requiring faculty to attend accessibility training, colleges cannot ensure that faculty are aware of their responsibility to comply with accessibility requirements for the instructional materials they use. Therefore, we stand by our recommendation that Cerritos should include in its next collective bargaining negotiations a requirement for instructors to periodically attend accessibility trainings.


All Recommendations in 2017-102

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.