Distance Education Accessibility Guidelines
Funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
High Tech Center Training Unit
Funded by the California Community College's Chancellor's Office, the High Tech Center Training Unit (HTCTU) is a state-of-the-art training and support facility for community college faculty and staff wishing to acquire or improve teaching skills, methodologies, and pedagogy in Assistive Computer Technology, Alternate Media and Web Accessibility. The HTCTU supports High Tech Center programs at 112 community colleges and satellite centers.
Distance Education Captioning Grant
The Distance Education Captioning and Transcription grant (DECT) provides CCCs with funding for live and asynchronous captioning and transcription as a means of enhancing the access of all students to distance education courses. The DECT also promotes and supports awareness of available funding as a means to support faculty efforts to develop high-quality, media-rich distance learning courses.
The @ONE Project goal is the provision of training, online resources and research for California Community College faculty and staff to learn about technology that will enhance student learning and success. @ONE's programs are provided for free - or at a very low cost – with funding from the California Community College Chancellor's Office Telecommunication and Technology Infrastructure Program (TTIP).
The Galvin Group
The Galvin Group, as a contractor to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, provides technical assistance to all 112 college DSPS programs. Its website contains an extensive array of resources for DSPS professionals from federal and state laws to policies and procedures, forms and reports. These resources are divided into fifteen sections and contain over 500 links and documents. In addition, the Galvin Group offers, on behalf of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, modular online training for DSPS staff.
The Center on Accessible Distance Learning (AccessDL) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to share guidance and resources on making distance learning courses accessible to students and instructors with disabilities.
An online forum that holds discussions on web accessibility topics.
CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.
CSU Accessible Technology Initiative
The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) is a project of the California State Universities (CSU) to provide access to information resources and technologies to individuals with disabilities.
Georgia Tech Research on Accessible Distance Education (GRADE) is a research project at the Georgia Tech Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA).
Knowbility's mission is to support the independence of children and adults with disabilities by promoting the use and improving the availability of accessible information technology. Knowbility's programs and services are designed to provide universally-available, barrier-free information technology solutions that help the blind visualize the world around them, help the deaf communicate with the hearing world, and help those with mobility impairments "travel" via the Internet.
The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) monitors and promotes electronically-mediated distance education policies and practices that enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families.
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) works with organizations around the world to develop strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities.
Since 1999, WebAIM has been a leading provider of comprehensive web accessibility solutions and expertise internationally. WebAIM offers articles on Universal Design and Web Accessibility: http://www.webaim.org/articles/archives/universal
World Wide Web Accessibility Consortium (W3C)
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.