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Alternate Media

What is Alternate Media?

Alternate Media is an alternative medium of presentation from that in which work was originally done. In other words it is the same material, just in a different form. An example of Alternate Media is a book, originally published on a printing press, being recreated as a Braille book or audio format. The purpose of Alternate Media is to allow access to those people who, due to a sensory or processing disability, cannot easily use the standard materials.


Instructional Assistant, Assistive Technology

In response to the legislation recently put in place, the California Community Colleges have created a new position called Instructional Assistant, Assistive Technologist. Los Angeles Mission College's Instructional Assistant, Assistive Technologistt is Adrian Gonzalez. The campus Instructional Assistant, Assistive Technology produces Alt. Media, and deals with web accessibility issues for LAMC. In addition, he is available to the Faculty as an accessibility resource in the Disabled Students Program & Services. Please visit the Contact link for more information.Contact Adrian Gonzalez, at 818.833.3313 or email at


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The CCC Accessibility Center

The CCC Accessibility Center proactively assesses the California community college system's web and information technology accessibility needs and offers services, guidance and technical assistance to help colleges in realizing an accessible technology environment. Diversity and inclusion are core values embraced by the California Community Colleges. Accessible websites and information technology positively impacts individuals with disabilities, offering greater opportunity for engagement and participation in pursuit of lifelong learning throughout California's community colleges.

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