Report 2017-102 Recommendation 19 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 #19 To: Foothill-De Anza Community College District

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

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2019

Periodic mandatory accessibility trainings are not included in the collective bargaining agreement. However, Learning Management System (LMS) training IS required for those faculty who wish to teach in the online modality. The LMS training includes a section specifically on accessibility.

We will continue to offer accessibility information and training to instructors through the required LMS training. Optional workshops focused on accessibility. are available to a wider audience across campus as needed.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement

De Anza's training on accessibility is only required for its instructors teaching online courses. Although De Anza offers optional workshops to instructors, 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.


60-Day Agency Response

Foothill-De Anza Community College District did not submit its 60-day response to this recommendation. It did, however, submit a 6-month response.

  • Response Date: March 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken

The district did not submit a response.


1-Year Agency Response

Although Foothill-De Anza Community College District submitted a 6-month response to this recommendation, it did not submit its 1-year response.

  • Response Date: March 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Pending

The district did not submit a response.


6-Month Agency Response

The FHDA Community College District, comprised of both De Anza College and Foothill College, and Faculty Association will discuss the requirement set forth in the recommendation during the active negotiations period.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 1, 2019
  • Response Date: July 2018

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


All Recommendations in 2017-102

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.