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Discussion Upcoming Accessibility Webinars

by S.G. Ranti Junus on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 04:03 pm

 

[Originally posted by John Siegel on ACRL Universal Accessibility IG]

 

FYI...

Free Webinar: Creating accessible Narrated PowerPoint
Presenter: Norman Coombs, CEO EASI and Professor Emeritas RIT
Tuesday Sept. 16: 11 Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 Central and 2 PM Eastern

 

[Originally posted by John Siegel on ACRL Universal Accessibility IG]

 

FYI...

Free Webinar: Creating accessible Narrated PowerPoint
Presenter: Norman Coombs, CEO EASI and Professor Emeritas RIT
Tuesday Sept. 16: 11 Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 Central and 2 PM Eastern

Creating accessible narrated Powerpoint, first assumes an accessible
PowerPoint presentation. This will only be touched on briefly in this
presentation. Next, the presentation will walk participants through
the process of setting up the parameters for the show and then
recording the content to go with each slide. Last, it will explain
the different options for the show's output and the reasons for each choice.

Free EASI Webinar: PDF in the Classroom: The Future of Digital Textbooks
Presenters: Karen McCall and Adam Spencer
Tuesday, September 23 at 11 Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 Central and 2 PM Eastern

This Webinar will be an one hour webinar on strategies for
implementing the PDF/UA (Universal Access) international standard for
PDF accessibility and what it means to publishers and students with
disabilities.
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm#september

EASI also has a Webinar series in October on creating accessible
ePub3 documents

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Check out EASI's New Synchronous Clinics:
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm

EASI Home Page http://www.rit.edu/~easi
Online Courses and Clinics http://easi.cc/workshop.htm

 

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Discussion Accessibility IG 2014 Annual Meeting

by S.G. Ranti Junus on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 02:32 pm

Hi All,

 

Accessibility IG 2014 Annual meeting will be held on:

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, N101

 

Check the event page at http://ala14.ala.org/node/15171 to get more information. If you're interested to attend the meeting, please add yourself there. 

Hope to see you there!

 

ranti.

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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