Access and Compliance

To learn more about creating accessibility strategies for your courses, visit CAC's DEIA website as well as the Faculty Resource Center website

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 Requires equal access to telecommunications, which is defined to include services and programs delivered via the internet.
Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in educational settings which receive federal dollars.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Requires states and local governments give people with a disability an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services and activities.
Title 5, California Code of Regulations, section 59300 "... no person in the State of California shall, on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, be unlawfully denied full and equal access to the benefits of, or be unlawfully subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that is administered by, funded directly by, or that receives any financial assistance from, the Chancellor or Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges."
28 CFR Part 35 Non-discrimination in state and local government Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities.
Distance Education: Access Guidelines for Students with Disabilities Strategies and guidelines for addressing accessible course development for online courses.
CCC Distance Regulations and Guidelines - 2008 Allows California Community Colleges to explore and develop educational initiatives using advanced communication and computing technologies to address student access issues related to geographical, cultural, disability or facility barriers.