Accessibility and the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative – Lessons Learned

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Presented at 9:15am in Meadowbrook I on Friday, November 18, 2016.



  • Jayme Johnson, Director of Accessibility, CCC Online Education Initiative

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Not provided
  • Type of session: General Conference


The Online Education Initiative aims to increase success of all students in online education. Accessibility of online information and technology is receiving unprecedented support and is driving institutional change across the CCC system. This is an overview of the initiative and lessons learned so far in making online education accessible.


The CCC OEI is addressing the quality of courses and services provided to students through online education, to increase the number of students who successfully complete degree and transfer programs. There is a special emphasis on increasing the success of traditionally under-represented students in online education, such as students with disabilities. As an essential project objective, the accessibility of online information and technology plays a major part in determining the quality of online courses, purchasing electronic information and technology, and providing effective student services. Common issues that affect online education are being addressed at both the local and system level in order to create a model for online accessibility that can help individual campuses address institutional concerns that affect the accessibility of online education. This is an overview of the OEI progress to date, and the lessons learned so far in working towards accessible online education.


  1. Critical considerations for a statewide effort to address accessibility
  2. How to build an institutional plan to address online accessibility
  3. Essential considerations for course design, procurement, and student services

Disability Areas


Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Administrative/Campus Policy, Legal, Web/Media/App Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Jayme Johnson

Jayme Johnson is the Director of Accessibility and User Experience for the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative. Jayme began working in Disabled Student Programs and Services in 2001, and has been working to address access issues across the entire CCC system since joining the High Tech Center Training Unit in 2006. With a focus of identifying solutions and processes to support faculty and staff in their efforts to provide accessible education, Jayme helps people leverage technology to provide equal access to education for all students.



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