The ability to provide equal access to all information and electronic technology for our students with print-related disabilities is critical to their educational success. Accommodations for our students with disabilities fall under the mandates of Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Alternate Media Office at Berkeley City College provides the following services to achieve that end.
To insure equal access to printed instructional materials for students who are blind, have low vision or learning disabilities, the Alternate Textbook Program provides formats in Braille, large print, electronic text, digital audio files and tactile graphics. Students with physical disabilities may also qualify for Alternate Media services. Adaptive equipment and Assistive Technology are provided at DSPS computer stations throughout the campus. Closed captioning of video material and accessibility of our website and distance education classes, are on going projects. These Section 508 protocols are in place at Berkeley City College and you can view how they work at the following sites.
Resources for Instructors
Resources for Instructors is a page devoted to useful resources and information to help instructors ensure accessibility to their course content.
Resources for Students
Resources for Students is a page devoted to useful resources and information to help students with the delivery process of Alternate Media.
For more information, contact:
Roberto Gonzalez, Alternate Media Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org 510-981-2826