Minutes of 2012 Annual conference in Anaheim
Minutes of meeting of the Accessibility Assembly June 23, 2012 at ALA annual conference, Anaheim, CA
There were nine individuals/members attending. Ruth Nussbaum recorded the minutes.
Ruth Nussbaum, NLS firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Ridler, Councilor at large email@example.com
Melissa Cardenas-Dow firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Fruniss email@example.com
Adam Szczepaniak , NJ regional librarian , firstname.lastname@example.org
Adina Mulliken email@example.com
Ann Snowman, ACRL rep., firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Marlin, Councilar at large email@example.com
Alice Hagemeyer firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Healey sy max email@example.com
The new Chair for the Accessibility Assembly is Adam Szczepaniak, regional librarian for the New Jersey State Talking Book and Braille Center, Trenton, NJ. Adina Mulliken, Syrcause U., is the Secretary. Thanks to both for their help and support.
Simon Healey, former Chair, was made advisor to Web Advisor Committee (WAC) for ALA.
Simon says that Jenny Levine is the ITS person to contact at ALA for screen readable concerns Her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth, ALA councilor at large, reported that ALA executive committee decided to discontinue ASCLA subsidy after 2015. Losing the subsidy will create problems for ASCLA as membership in the division is declining.
Simon reported on his work with the Digital Content Working Group regarding accessibility of ebooks. The DCWG is a full ALA committee that reports to Council. It is expected to continue for 2 years or more.
The mission statement was reviewed by all. Many thanks to Kevin Furniss for his detailed corrections/suggestions. Revised document is attached. Secretary will post document to ASCLA listserv, ALA connect for comment by midwinter 2013. At close of midwinter the document will be sent to ASCLA board as the mission statement for the Assembly.