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Discussion Universal Accessibility IG virtual meeting

by S.G. Ranti Junus on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 09:21 am

There will be an UAIG Virtual meeting open for everybody, if you're interested and/or couldn't make it to ALA MidWinter.

Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Time: 2:30 - 3:30pm US/Central (CST)

Location: Adobe Connect - http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r3c888thnpo/

 

For details, see UAIG discussion post at http://connect.ala.org/node/75381  

 

 

Discussion ASCLA/LITA/ACRL Accessibility Interest Groups meeting at MidWinter 2016

by S.G. Ranti Junus on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 09:06 am

 

The ASCLA/LITA/ACRL Accessibility Interest Groups will be holding a joint meeting at ALA Midwinter 2016: 

Date: Saturday, January 9

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., 

Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, room 153 C

 

Link to ALA Scheduler: http://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&...

 

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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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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Discussion link to ACRL Universal Accessibility IG on ALA Connect

by Adina Mulliken on Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 04:26 pm

I realized there are two different sections going on ALA Connect even though these two groups (LITA Universal Accessibility and ACRL Universal Accessibility IGs) have discussion meetings together at the conferences:)  There's some stuff posted on the ACRL Universal Accessibility IG that isn't posted here.  So thought I'd let people know it exists and you can join both on ALA Connect if you want.

 

Adina

Discussion ALAMW 2011 ACRL/LITA/ASCLA Universal Accessibility Interest Group joint meeting

by S.G. Ranti Junus on Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 03:38 pm

Sunday 1/9/11, 4:30pm

Written by Adina Mulliken after the meeting. Ranti Junus added some notes as well.

Number of attendees: 12

Attendees are invited to subscribe to the ACRL Universal Accessibility mailing list http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/uniaccess

 

Ideas for promoting web accessibility among vendors:

Sunday 1/9/11, 4:30pm

Written by Adina Mulliken after the meeting. Ranti Junus added some notes as well.

Number of attendees: 12

Attendees are invited to subscribe to the ACRL Universal Accessibility mailing list http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/uniaccess

 

Ideas for promoting web accessibility among vendors:

Create a non-monetary (since we don’t have money) award for accessible vendor(s).  Endorsement by larger divisions of ALA would be good.

Work with library consortia to get accessibility included in RFPs

Nina McHale volunteered to contact the editor of Charleston Advisor, a publication about electronic resources, to ask them to include the vendor’s statement about compliance with Section 508 and WCAG as well as whether they have a VPAT statement available.

An electronic resources conference held every year in Austin was mentioned where someone could present a paper about accessibility.

Ranti and Nina are thinking about doing something with this.  Maybe a preconference because to give a regular paper your topic has to get voted in.

Finding ways to communicate/advocate with Springshare about the need for skip navigation, form labels, and heading structure was suggested.  Adina had emailed them about this a long time ago but not sure where to go from there.

Suggestion to have program about how Ebsco improved their accessibility while working with University of  Illinois to do user testing with people who have disabilities.  The conference is in Chicago, near where some of these people work, in June/July 2013. Suggestion that for future user testing it might help to include a public service librarian familiar with user behavior.

 

An attendee reported that ALCTS Electronic Resources IG talked about accessibility. 
NISO webminar on accessibility was mentioned; we still need tools to assess accessibility.

 

Resources mentioned:

Fangs (a FireFox Addon) - http://www.standards-schmandards.com/projects/fangs/

Webaim - http://webaim.org/

Certified Accessible Technician program in CA

LITA online training about accessibility was done by Nina.  Still available?

Webinar on disability regulations in March by Mary Minow, info people - http://www.infopeople.org/training/webcasts/list

Libraries and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act - http://www.resnaprojects.org/nattap/goals/telecom/508/boyer.html

 

Other topics: 

January 24th deadline  of the proposed rule by DOJ on revising the regulations implementing title III of ADA
 http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2010/07/26/2010-18334/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-disability-accessibility-of-web-information-and-services-of-state 
 
EDUCAUSE comment on DOJ 508 to the list
  http://www.educause.edu/wiki/Comments+on+Department+of+Justice+Request+for+Information+on+ADA+and+Web+Accessibility 
 
ASCLA wiki
http://ascla.ala.org/toolkit/index.php?title=Accessibility_to_Library_Databases_and_Other_Online_Library_Resources_for_People_with_Disabilities 
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ascla/asclaprotools/thinkaccessible/default.cfm

 

 

 

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