Report 2017-102 Recommendation 26 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 #26 To: Los Rios Community College District

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

60-Day Agency Response

As noted in its original response, American River College objects to this recommendation and will take no further steps to move this recommendation forward.

  • Response Date: February 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Will Not Implement

As noted in our comments to its original response, although American River College offers training in implementing accessible materials as a resource to instructors, it has not required all instructors to take this training. 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.

All Recommendations in 2017-102

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.