Report 2017-102 Recommendation 17 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 #17 To: Foothill-De Anza Community College District

To ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to instructional materials, by June 2018, De Anza should develop procedures to monitor and periodically review the accessibility of instructional materials. For example, De Anza 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.

6-Month Agency Response

De Anza College has adapted the Online Course Accessibility Checklist which has been used this past year on a voluntary, peer review basis when faculty seek compensation for transitioning an online or hybrid course to the new course management system. In Fall 2018, the Online Education Faculty Coordinator will work with selected shared governance groups to agendize the draft of the Accessibility Checklist and accompanying procedure for reviewing a random sample of online course content for accessibility. Once input is considered and the final version is complete, the process and Accessibility Checklist will be posted on the Online Education Center website and the procedure will be implemented.

  • Completion Date: August 2018
  • Response Date: July 2018

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

De Anza did not provide documentation to support its assertion of full implementation of this recommendation.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

All Recommendations in 2017-102

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.