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Discussion Universal Accessibility IG meeting: January 27, 2014, 8:30am

by S.G. Ranti Junus on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 03:18 pm

Hello All,

Hello All,

 
A friendly reminder that the Universal Accessibility IG  meeting will be on
Date and time: Monday, January 27, 2014, 8:30am - 10am  
Location: Pensylvannia Converence Center 110 A
 
http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12652
 
This is a joint meeting sponsored by LITA Accessibility IG and ACRL Universal Accessibility IG. Adina from ACRL will moderate the discussions. 
 
Everybody is welcome! Please share this information with anybody who you think might be interested in attending the meeting as well. 
 
 
thanks,
ranti.

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Event Universal Accessibility Interest Group open virtual discussion meeting

by Adina Mulliken on Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm

You’re invited to a Universal Accessibility Interest Group virtual discussion meeting

 

Jan 16th 3-4:00pm EST

 

The numbers you will use to call in are:

 

 ( on campus )        2-9755

( International )     1-315-442-9755

( toll free )            1-866-683-3261.  ( you can call the toll free or 442 number from home )

 

 

 

 

Instructions/Helpful hints:

 

You’re invited to a Universal Accessibility Interest Group virtual discussion meeting

 

Jan 16th 3-4:00pm EST

 

The numbers you will use to call in are:

 

 ( on campus )        2-9755

( International )     1-315-442-9755

( toll free )            1-866-683-3261.  ( you can call the toll free or 442 number from home )

 

 

 

 

Instructions/Helpful hints:

 

  • Each participant may call in from any telephone at their location.

 

  • When the first person calls in, the line will continuously ring until another person calls in.

Then they will automatically connect in and you will be able to speak.

 

  • If there are any participants calling in internationally, they will have to use the 442 number provided above.

 

  • You may have up to 30 participants on the call.

 

 

***PLEASE NOTE***

 

IF ANY PARTICIPANT PRESSES THEIR HOLD/FLASH KEY ON THEIR PHONES DURING THE CALL, THIS WILL RESULT IN GIVING ANY OTHER FUTURE CALLERS A BUSY SIGNAL, THEREFORE  LOCKING THEM OUT OF THE CALL***

 

Callers cannot be transferred into a meet me conference call….    If a caller is transferred into the call they will receive a rapid busy signal.  The caller needs to dial directly into the call.

 

 

Draft Agenda:

-Updates about LUA website [http://www.uniaccessig.org/universal/ ] and moving it to a blog

-Updates about accessibility of remote access to meetings at conferences

-General discussion of any accessibility topics

 

Please let me know if you would like to add items to the agenda.

 

Adina

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Event Universal Accessibility meeting at ALA Midwinter

by Adina Mulliken on Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 12:04 pm

When: 

Monday, January 27, 2014
8:30 am to 10:00 am, US/Eastern

Universal Accessibility meeting at ALA Midwinter, 2014, Philadelphia

Open to everyone at the conference!

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
110 A

 Agenda

-Updates about LUA website [http://www.uniaccessig.org/universal/ ] and moving it to a blog

-Updates about accessibility of remote access to meetings at conferences

When: 

Monday, January 27, 2014
8:30 am to 10:00 am, US/Eastern

Universal Accessibility meeting at ALA Midwinter, 2014, Philadelphia

Open to everyone at the conference!

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
110 A

 Agenda

-Updates about LUA website [http://www.uniaccessig.org/universal/ ] and moving it to a blog

-Updates about accessibility of remote access to meetings at conferences

-General discussion of any accessibility topics

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Event Universal Accessibility Interest Group Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

Discussion forum for academic library disability service issues such as web accessibility, assistive technology, reference and instruction for users with disabilities, captioning processes, and any other accessibility issues of interest to participants. Possible discussion of projects.

More information about this conference session

Online Doc listserv is available to communicate about Libraries for Universal Accessibility website

by Adina Mulliken on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 11:21 am

John Siegal and Karen Russ from University of Arkansas have set up a listserv to use to communicate about LUA.  If you would like to be on the listserv, here is how to sign up:

 

Send a message to listserv@ualr.edu and leave the subject line blank.

 

In the body of the message, type the following: 

subscribe LUA-L first name last name

Discussion NEW VENUE- Libraries for Universal Accessibility- invitation to virtual meeting

by Adina Mulliken on Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 06:14 pm

Apologies for cross posting!

Thanks to the hard work of Debra Riley-Huff and others over the past few years, a website named Libraries for Universal Accessibility has been launched http://www.uniaccessig.org/universal/ .  

We are having a virtual conference call July 8 from 3-5pm Eastern, 2-4 Central, 1-3 Mountain, 12-2 Pacific time to introduce the site and discuss ways to contribute. 

Phone number: 1-866-683-3261. 

 

Apologies for cross posting!

Thanks to the hard work of Debra Riley-Huff and others over the past few years, a website named Libraries for Universal Accessibility has been launched http://www.uniaccessig.org/universal/ .  

We are having a virtual conference call July 8 from 3-5pm Eastern, 2-4 Central, 1-3 Mountain, 12-2 Pacific time to introduce the site and discuss ways to contribute. 

Phone number: 1-866-683-3261. 

 

Everyone who is interested is welcome to join.   In the very unlikely event that we exceed the 30 person limit on the call, we will schedule another time for anyone who did not get in.  Participation in the meeting is not required to participate in the website; however, during the meeting we will discuss ways to participate and address questions that anyone has, as well as discussing upcoming changes to the site.  It will be helpful to have internet access during the call if possible, so that you can follow along on the site.

After conversation with Chris and Alec during the conference, I believe this call is accessible for everyone, using a Sorenson phone for those who need.  However, again, please do let me know if anyone is aware of any accessibility issues with this.  I will be away until Monday, but will still do what I can.

 

The purpose of the site is for librarians, library users with disabilities, and other interested people to communicate about accessibility of library resources, in order to educate the library community and potentially guide librarians as we select products.  We are looking for volunteers who can contribute comments about accessibility or usability of a library resource. 

There are many ways to participate, for people with and without disabilities, and for people with very beginner to expert technical expertise.  Below are suggestions for types of comments one might contribute to the site. 

 

  • Search on the website of the library resource, or its vendor or creator, for information about accessibility.  State whether you were able to find information and provide links if available.
  • State whether you found some helpful (or missing, or unhelpful) alt text or other descriptions of images, tables, graphs, etc.
  • “I routinely use Zoomtext screen enlarger and I found the results page in this resource to be very easy to use (or very confusing).  I found it to be clear (or confusing) because I did not (or did) get lost (or mention any specific helpful/difficult features).”
  • “I found captions (or lack of captions) in the videos I viewed in this resource.    Name or describe disability identity if desired, such as: I am hearing (or Deaf or a person with a cognitive disability, etc.). Comment on the quality of the captioning from your point of view and give examples if desired.”

 

We are still making changes to the site, particularly the explanations of how to do a Review on the website.  (Some of the explanations suggest that more comprehensive reviews are expected, but that is not required.)

 

 

 

Details about the conference call:

MEET ME CONFERENCE CALL

 

Hello,

This is just to confirm your scheduled Meet Me Conf call on 7/8 at 3 pm. The numbers you will use to call in are:

 

 

( on campus )        2-9755

( International )     1-315-442-9755

( toll free )            1-866-683-3261.  ( you can call the toll free or 442 number from home )

 

 

Instructions/Helpful hints:

 

  • Each participant may call in from any telephone at their location.

 

  • When the first person calls in, the line will continuously ring until another person calls in.

Then they will automatically connect in and you will be able to speak.

 

  • If there are any participants calling in internationally, they will have to use the 442 number provided above.

 

  • You may have up to 30 participants on the call.

 

 

***PLEASE NOTE***

 

IF ANY PARTICIPANT PRESSES THEIR HOLD/FLASH KEY ON THEIR PHONES DURING THE CALL, THIS WILL RESULT IN GIVING ANY OTHER FUTURE CALLERS A BUSY SIGNAL, THEREFORE  LOCKING THEM OUT OF THE CALL***

 

Callers cannot be transferred into a meet me conference call….    If a caller is transferred into the call they will receive a rapid busy signal.  The caller needs to dial directly into the call.

 

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Discussion Universal Accessibility Interest Group meetings at ALA Annual 2013 Conference

by S.G. Ranti Junus on Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 02:00 am

ALA Annual LITA/ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group meeting*

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Soldier Field

ALA Annual LITA/ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group meeting*

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Soldier Field

The LITA/ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group is intended as a resource and discussion forum for library disability service issues such as web accessibility, assistive technology, reference and instruction for users with disabilities, captioning processes, and any other accessibility issues of interest to participants. We are working on a website project which we will discuss. Open to everyone attending the conference!

LITA/ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group:
- Space on ALA Connect: ACRL http://connect.ala.org/node/75381 and LITA http://connect.ala.org/node/107334

- Listserv: uniaccess@ala.org To join the list, go to http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/uniaccess If you haven't subscribed to an ALA list before, you have to choose the tiny link for "First login" under the password box. You don't have to be an ALA member to join the list.

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ALA Annual ASCLA Universal Access Interest Group meeting*

Sunday June 30, 2013 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Superior.

The ASCLA Universal Access Interest group promotes inclusive library services through sharing information and resources.

- Space on ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/154856

* While the divisions collaborate, we may have different focuses or initiate different projects at times.

Ranti Junus (LITA Accessibility Group)
Systems Librarian
Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Dr
East Lansing, MI 48824

Adina Mulliken (ASCLA Universal Accessibility Group)
Subject Librarian for Social Work, Disability Studies, CFS, MFT, Aging
Library Disability Services
Bird Library
222 Waverly Ave
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-9519

Sarah E. Hamrick (ASCLA Universal Accessibility Group)
Director of Library Public Services
Gallaudet University Library
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 651-5214 V
sarah.hamrick@gallaudet.edu

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Discussion Annual 2011 Accessibility Meeting Agenda

by S.G. Ranti Junus on Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 03:27 pm

Hello All,

Don't forget our Annual meeting is on Monday June 27, 8am - 10am, Rm 263 Convention Center. 

Here's the agenda:

Hello All,

Don't forget our Annual meeting is on Monday June 27, 8am - 10am, Rm 263 Convention Center. 

Here's the agenda:

  1. Welcoming new members, introductions
  2. Introduction to IG new convener and incoming convener
  3. Progress on accessibility web resource project
  4. Possible program for next ALA Annual: presentation? Panel?
  5. Other business

We will have some guests from ALA OITP (Office for Information Technology Policy) and ALA's Presicdential Task force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC). The plan is to discuss the collaboration to identify strategies and revitalize ALA's commitment to accessibility.

Hope to see you there!

 

ranti.

 

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