California Community Colleges Information Security Center and Accessibility Center

Summer IT Workshops

Accessibility: Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Information Security: Wednesday, June 14, 2023



CCC Accessibility Workshop
Tuesday, June 13, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific

CCC Information Security Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pacific

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The workshops will be held online via Zoom.

How to Attend

Instructions/access codes for attending will be emailed to confirmed registrants on the morning of the workshop(s) that you select on the registration form.

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 and some sessions may include ASL interpreting. 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:
Lauren Miller

Information Security Workshop:
Anand Mehta

Registration Issues:
CCC Technology Center Editor

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If you registered for either or both days, please watch your inbox for confirmation and instructions to attend via Zoom.

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We are pleased to announce the California Community Colleges 2023 Summer IT Workshops! Registration is open through Friday, June 9. Register today and join us for:

CCC Accessibility Workshop: Tuesday, June 13, 2023
CCC Information Security Workshop: Wednesday, June 14, 2023

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. We reserve the right to deny workshop access to any unapproved registrants.

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

Accessibility Workshop: Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Theme: Equity, Access, and Accommodations: A Vision for Student Success

The following schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Please check back for updates.

9:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks
Jennifer Coleman, Executive Director, CCC Technology Center, and Dawn Okinaka, Director, CCC Accessibility Center

9:15 a.m.: Introduction to Section 504
Lauren Miller, Alternative Media and Assistive Technology Specialist, CCC Accessibility Center, and Alex Marositz, 504 Program Manager, CCC Accessibility Center

10:00 a.m.: Equally Effective Alternate Access Planning
Tom Siechert, Accessible Procurement Specialist, CCC Accessibility Center
In this session participants will learn what to do if they procure information and communication technology that is not accessible. They will learn about the Section 508 "best meets" exception and what to do to begin planning for equally effective alternate access. There will be a discussion about the differences between EEAAPs and accommodations and why an EEAAP should be prepared for products and services that are not fully conformant with Section 508 accessibility standards.

11:00 a.m.: Workflows for PDF Remediation: Understanding the Barriers
Albert Gareev, MSc, Digital Accessibility Subject Matter Expert
The importance of accessibility in education is becoming increasingly crucial in American society. With the shift toward hybrid forms of teaching and learning, more and more institutions are delivering information digitally and online. While this has the potential to include students with disabilities, it also poses a risk of exclusion if care is not taken to ensure that electronic systems and documents are designed with accessibility in mind. Learn about common types of PDF accessibility problems from the human perspective. Understanding accessibility barriers is a crucial part in providing accommodations and creating digital content.

1:00 p.m.: Reintroducing the Alternate Text Production Center: Unlocking Access to Inclusive Content
Jeff Baugher, Director, Alternate Text Production Center

1:30 p.m.: Braille 101: The Essential Guide to Tactile Writing
Kasey Markoski, PhD, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, and Literary Braille Transcriber
This session offers an insightful introduction to Braille, the tactile writing system used by individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Through the session, participants will gain knowledge of the Braille alphabet, along with numbers, punctuation, and formatting. Join us as we explore the world of Braille and its importance in promoting accessibility and inclusivity.

2:30 p.m.: Breaking Down Barriers to Math Education: Creating Accessible Math for All Students
Shawn Jordison, Accessibility and Alternate Media Specialist, CCC Accessibility Center
This session will explore how to create accessible math in two different platforms. Users will understand different software types to produce and remediate math for students with disabilities.

3:30 p.m.: The Power of Screen Readers: Unlocking Accessible Documents and Webpages
Alex Marositz, 504 Program Manager, CCC Accessibility Center
In this session, participants will learn to train students to access accessible documents and webpages including alternate media using a windows screen reader. Jaws will be the screen reader demonstrated but differences between Jaws and other screen readers will be emphasized where appropriate.

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, June 14, 2023

Theme: Protecting Colleges against Security Threats

9:00 a.m.: Housekeeping & Welcome

9:10 a.m.: Cyber Hygiene
Aamir Khan, Chief Information Security Officer, CCC Technology Center
Discussion into the practices and steps that users of computers and other devices should take to maintain system health as well as the security of users, devices, networks, and data, and improve online security.

10:00 a.m.: Incident Response with Threat Intelligence
Larry Suto, Information Security Consultant, CCC Technology Center
Review the different levels of incidents and a discussion of the best practices for a successful incident resolution.

10:55 a.m.: Go Beyond Data Protection with Microsoft Purview
Ash Sumer, Sr. Technical Specialist, Microsoft
Discover new capabilities that will transform how you secure your organization's data across clouds, devices, and platforms.

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Lunch Break

12:15 p.m.: Security Monitoring with Splunk
Bryan Grant, CCC Technology Center
This session will discuss Splunk, best practices and how security is managed at the CCC Technology Center for internal monitoring. We will also discuss how colleges can best leverage Splunk for their own monitoring and alerting.

1:10 p.m.: Current Trends in Ransomware
Omer Usmani, Security Analyst, CCC Technology Center
Ransomware attacks have been on the rise in recent years, with the education sector being a prime target. This presentation will explore the current trends in ransomware attacks targeting educational institutions, the methods used by attackers, and the impacts of these attacks.

2:05 p.m.: Microsoft Intune
Dan Rojas, Information Systems Security Officer, Santa Monica College
Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based unified endpoint management service. Learn how Microsoft Intune can help you secure, deploy, and manage users, apps, and endpoint devices.

2:50 p.m.: Closing Message

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.