California Community Colleges Information Security Center and Accessibility Center

Accessibility & Information Security Workshops: VIRTUAL - January 24-25, 2023

Presented by:
  The CCC Accessibility Center & CCC Information Security Center


CCC Accessibility Workshop
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

8:45 am - 3:30 pm Pacific

CCC Information Security Workshop
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:00 am - 3:00 pm Pacific

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The workshops will be held online only. Instructions/access codes for attending will be emailed to registrants on the morning of the workshop(s) selected at registration. To ensure you receive important workshop information, please register using a valid college or district email address and add us to your safe-senders list.

Accessibility & Accommodations

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Online sessions include live human captioning. To request additional accommodation, interpreter services, or for inquiries about accessibility, please email In order to arrange any necessary services, we request at least four weeks of advance notice.

Event Contacts

Accessibility Workshop:
Elisa Carrillo
CCC Accessibility Center

Information Security Workshop:
Omer Usmani
CCC Information Security Center

Registration Issues:
Sandoval Chagoya
CCC Technology Center

Registration is Closed

We are pleased to announce the California Community Colleges 2023 Winter IT Workshops! Registration is open through January 18. Register today and join us for:

CCC Accessibility Workshop: Tuesday, January 24
CCC Information Security Workshop: Wednesday, January 25

Presented twice each year by the CCC Accessibility Center and Information Security Center, the workshops are geared specifically toward California Community Colleges personnel:

  • IT administrators, managers and specialists
  • IT accessibility specialists
  • Procurement/business services
  • Disability services directors and staff
  • Faculty training and support

The workshops are open only to CCC personnel and approved partners. CCC personnel: Please register using your college or district email address if you have one. We reserve the right to deny workshop access to any unapproved registrants.

Some sessions may be highly technical or specialized. Read the workshop descriptions below for information about scheduled presentations.

Accessibility Workshop: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

With a theme of "Why Accessibility Matters," this workshop will focus on U.S. Section 508 standards for Information and Communication Technology. ASL interpreting will be included for this workshop.

8:45 - 9:00 am - Welcome and message from the Executive Director
Dawn Okinaka, Director, CCC Accessibility Center, and Jennifer Coleman, Executive Director, CCC Technology Center

9:00 - 9:40 am - What's New in the CCC Accessibility Center
Christine Fundell, 508 Program Manager, and Dawn Okinaka, Director, CCC Accessibility Center

9:50 - 10:40 am - Ensuring Equitable Access with Accessible Procurement Processes
Tom Siechert, Accessible Procurement Specialist, CCC Accessibility Center
The Vision for Success is the cornerstone of the California Community Colleges's effort to improve student outcomes. The adoption of accessible Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) impacts outcomes for all students, but moreso for people who have a disability. As we focus on reducing achievement gaps and improving completion rates, ensuring equal access to technology gives each student their best chance to be successful.
This session will cover how accessibility barriers impact students with disabilities, the basic steps in an accessible ICT procurement process, and how Equally Effective Alternate Access Plans (EEAAPs) help ensure access.

10:50 - 11:40 am - There’s no DEIA without Disability
Lauren Miller, Alternate Media and Assistive Technology Specialist, CCC Accessibility Center
DEI initiatives and principles are not complete without the inclusion of disability. Leaving disability out of DEI efforts marginalizes the millions of individuals with disabilities. Recognizing the intersectionality of disability and other identities is imperative to creating an environment that is truly equitable and inclusive. This workshop session will discuss DEIA principles and how they differ from DEI, and how to foster an environment that does not treat disability and accessibility as an afterthought or inconvenience.

11:40 am - 12:30 pm - Lunch break
12:30 - 1:20 pm - Social Media Accessibility
Elisa Carrillo, Digital Accessibility Specialist, CCC Accessibility Center
Social media has become essential to how we communicate and interact online. Creating accessible content will help you reach a wider audience, create an inclusive environment, and reduce barriers to communication. This session will cover why accessible social media content is essential, how to create accessible content for various disabilities, and best practices to improve accessibility on social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

1:30 - 2:20 pm - Make Your Website More Accessible with These Simple Steps
Avi Advani, Web Accessibility Specialist, CCC Accessibility Center
This is not clickbait! Did you know that five basic accessibility issues account for nearly 90 percent of all accessibility errors on the web? An institution’s website is a public representation of its values and often the first point of contact for prospective students. In this session, participants will learn about the importance of accessible websites, understand how people with disabilities use the web, review the five common accessibility issues, and learn impactful steps to improve accessibility at their own institution.

2:30 - 3:30 pm - College Panel Discussion: Promoting Accessibility on Campus
Featuring Barstow Community College and MiraCosta College, with Q&A to follow

2:30 - 2:50 pm - Canvas & Web Accessibility with LLLATCCH
Adrianne Rodriguez, Barstow Community College
Would you like to learn how Barstow Community College teaches ADA compliance in a fun and memorable way? Don’t LLLATCCH the door on your students! Attend this session and walk away with all the materials you need to keep the door unLLLATCCHed!

2:50 - 3:15 pm - Always a Work in Progress: Creating a Culture of Equitable Access
Aaron Holmes, Jeff Higginbotham, Jim Julius and Michelle Farnam, MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College faculty and staff provide a variety of implemented initiatives that support an institutional goal to provide equitable access to all students. This presentation will provide insight into how this progress was made, what barriers were overcome, as well as reflection on the fact that while progress has been made, there is still room to improve.

3:15 - 3:30 - Q&A

The CCC Accessibility Center is funded under the Shared Infrastructure Program grant by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office in order to provide IT accessibility services, training and technical assistance free of charge to all community colleges, statewide. Visit to learn more.

Information Security Workshop: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

 9:00 - 9:10 am - Welcome
Aamir Khan, Chief Information Security Officer, CCC Information Security Center / Jennifer Coleman, Executive Director, CCC Technology Center

9:10 - 9:55 am - Security Operation and Analysis
Aamir Khan, Chief Information Security Officer, CCC Information Security Center / Bryan Grant, Splunk
Discussion of an easy-to-digest list of defense functions, tools, key data, metrics, and models your team needs to know to be successful.

10:05 - 10:50am - Introduction to Threat Hunting
Larry Suto, Security Consultant, CCC Information Security Center
The session will discuss current best practices in discovering threats in your organization. This includes intelligence requirements, and how to analyze and store threat data. We will go into the attack framework and how to discover Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) in your environment.

11:00 - 11:45 am - Data Protection and Governance with Microsoft Information Protection
Ash Sumer, Microsoft
Learn how to classify, protect, and govern data using Microsoft Information Protection tools.

11:45 am - 12:15 pm - Lunch Break

12:15 - 1:00 pm - Cyber Insurance Best Practices
Jessica Blushi, Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs Joint Powers Authority

1:10 - 1:55 pm - Current Trends in Ransomware
Omer Usmani, Security Analyst, CCC Information Security Center
We will go over the latest ransomware trends targeting the education sector, including workflow, attack vectors, indicators of compromise, and best prevention practices.

2:05 - 2:50 pm - Implementing DMARC for Email Authentication
Dan Rojas, Information Systems Security Officer, Santa Monica College
Educational organizations are common targets for cybercriminals to impersonate for malicious purposes. This presentation will cover the email security protocol known as Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC), and how to use it to protect your domain from spam, phishing, and spoofing, and increase mail delivery rates and domain reputation.

2:50 - 3:00 pm - Closing

The CCC Information Security Center is funded under the Shared Infrastructure Program grant by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office in order to provide information security services, training and technical assistance free of charge to all community colleges, statewide. Visit to learn more.