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Discussion Mid-Winter Minutes - Accessibility Assembly

by Adam Szczepaniak on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 09:08 am

Accessibility Assembly

Midwinter 2014 Philadelphia

Sunday, January 26, 2014

10:30am-11:30am

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Accessibility Assembly

Midwinter 2014 Philadelphia

Sunday, January 26, 2014

10:30am-11:30am

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Action items:

  • Adam will ask Susan for names of Representatives from the Divisions.
  • Decision was to accept the Board’s changes to the Mission Statement for now and make any adjustments at Annual.
  • Simon has a copy of the checklist review of accessibility services at the conference and will send it to Adam.
  • ·         Adina offered to send out a link to a guide to accessible event planning her school created.
  • Adam will send out a survey for the time of the meeting in time to get it in the program

Housekeeping

Adam will ask Susan for names of Representatives from the Divisions.  Marty may ask to be the Rep from PLA if one is needed. 

Kevin approved the minutes.  Simon seconded.

Old Business

Mission Statement. Adam read the mission statement.  The Board suggested taking out the specific types of disabilities because we might omit some, and another ALA policy, Library Services to People with Disabilities, explains that. 

There was concern that omitting specific types of disabilities would be too vague.  However, the list that had been included did leave out some disabilities, including intellectual disabilities.

The former mission statement was very old, and only a sentence or two long.  The original mission of Accessibility Assembly was accessibility of the conferences.

There was discussion about whether this group could change the Library Services to People with Disabilities policy if the language becomes outdated. 

It was stated that Accessibility Assembly should reflect ALA’s policy.

Decision was to accept the Board’s changes for now and make any adjustments at Annual.

Library of Congress NLS app for Apple and Android.

In September you can use an iPad or iPhone to download audiobooks and magazines.  300 units were downloaded in the first month. 

Itunes store has a Bard mobile app.  Voiceover can be used. 

There is a wishlist. 

There are Braille books and magazines and there are setting for people with low vision.  The app is a lot easier to use and you don’t have to buy a separate device.  There is a refreshable display that works with iPad.  Children like it as they already like games on the iPad.  Now NLS is reaching out to members who had said no thanks before.  Android app is coming out.

Continuing Business

 

Checklist review of accessibility services at the conference.  Simon has a copy and will send it to Adam.

ALA website accessibility

Adam read an email from Mike Marlin.  OnPeak’s web presence was improved. 

Adina said it’s unclear whether the chat interface in ALA Connect is screen reader accessible.  It would be helpful to know about this for the purpose of scheduling virtual meetings that are as accessible.

Accessibility of Conference Center and Exhibit floor.

Discussion of how to find people on the exhibits.  Simon mentioned RFID tags for exhibits.

Carrie said getting accessible rooms reserved through the reservation system was problematic.

Carly said that at a presentation at Annual 2013, a wheelchair user in a group of presenters was excluded because the lift to the stage didn’t work.  The young presenter then did not participate.  This is a common problem and the easiest fix is to not use a platform.

Social events scheduled as part of the conference are held at inaccessible locations.  Discussion about this.  They could at least put information on the event description about accessibility.

Adina offered to send out a link to a guide to accessible event planning her school created.

A list of accessible venues for a city could help.

Yelp sometimes has information about accessibility.

A report card to go back to ASCLA Board and to Council was suggested.

Height of carpet and wires on the Exhibit floor are considerations.

Annual meeting time and date.

Adam will send out a survey for the time of the meeting in time to get it in the program

New Business

GPII. Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure. http://gpii.net/

Jim Tobias, Steve Githens and Amrish Chourasia gave a presentation about GPII.

LUA Libraries for Universal Accessibility http://www.uniaccessig.org/universal/

Adina said posts about topics related to libraries and accessibility are welcome. 

 

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Discussion Accessibility Assembly - Agenda, June 29, 2014

by Adam Szczepaniak on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 09:27 am

ALA ASCLA Accessibility Assembly

2014 ALA Annual Conference – Las Vegas, Nevada

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Caesar’s Place

 Neopolitan IV

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Welcome & Attendee Introductions

Administrative Housekeeping

Email Addresses – correct emails / official members & Liaisons for ALA & ASCLA

Minutes – Adina Mulliken (emailed for review before conference)

ALA ASCLA Accessibility Assembly

2014 ALA Annual Conference – Las Vegas, Nevada

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Caesar’s Place

 Neopolitan IV

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Welcome & Attendee Introductions

Administrative Housekeeping

Email Addresses – correct emails / official members & Liaisons for ALA & ASCLA

Minutes – Adina Mulliken (emailed for review before conference)

Old Business

Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure GPII Library Project Update – Jim Tobias

 LUA website Update – Adina Mulliken

 

Continuing Business

Accessibility services provided by ALA at conference

Discussion on the best approach to report issues to ALA and ASCLA concerning the accessibility of Conference Center & Exhibit floor, meeting rooms and ALA Website accessibility.

Checklist review of accessibility services – Simon Healy

New Business

Overview of AI Squared Accessibility Products (ZoomText, Window Eyes, Sitecues) 

-      Kimberly Cline - Regional Channel Manager (AI Squared)

IFLA LPD report – Mike Marlin

Mid-Winter Meeting Schedule

Adjournment

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Discussion Accessibility Assembly - Meeting, June 29, 2014

by Adam Szczepaniak on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 07:43 am

Because the Annual Meeting has most members busy throughout the week, holding the Accessibility Assembly meeting at ASCLA's All Committee meeting slot has been popular.  We will do so again this year.

Because the Annual Meeting has most members busy throughout the week, holding the Accessibility Assembly meeting at ASCLA's All Committee meeting slot has been popular.  We will do so again this year.

The ASCLA All Committee meeting will take place in Vegas on Sunday, June 29, 04:30 pm 05:30 pm, Caesar’s Palace -Neopolitan IV Room.

ASCLA will place signs on all the tables to indicate which committee is which.

I will send out an agenda in the next few week.  Please contact me if there are items you wish to  add to the agenda.

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Online Doc LUA and GPII

by Adam Szczepaniak on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 03:32 pm

In the New Business portion of our meeting, there will be a discussion of Libraries for Universal Accessibility (LUA) and Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII).

 

Here's the link to Libraries for Universal Accessibility http://www.uniaccessig.org/universal/

For a basic explanation of GPII, this website is helpful:  http://gpii.net/

Event Mid-Winter 2014 Agenda - DRAFT

by Adam Szczepaniak on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 03:10 pm

DRAFT

 

ALA ASCLA Accessibility Assembly

2014 ALA Mid-Winter Conference – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pennsylvania Convention Center

 Meeting Room 202A

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

 

Welcome & Attendee Introductions

 

Administrative Housekeeping

 

Email Addresses – correct emails / official members & Liaisons for ALA & ASCLA

 

DRAFT

 

ALA ASCLA Accessibility Assembly

2014 ALA Mid-Winter Conference – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pennsylvania Convention Center

 Meeting Room 202A

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

 

Welcome & Attendee Introductions

 

Administrative Housekeeping

 

Email Addresses – correct emails / official members & Liaisons for ALA & ASCLA

 

Minutes – Adina Mulliken

 

Old Business

 Mission Statement

 Library of Congress – National Library Service for the Blind and Handicapped .  Update on app for Apple and Android products

       

Continuing Business

 Accessibility services provided by ALA at conference

Checklist review of accessibility services

Accessibility of Conference Center & Exhibit floor

ALA Website accessibility Update

Annual Meeting date and time

 

New Business

 LUA website Update – Adina Mulliken

 Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) Grant Update – Jim Tobias  

 

Adjournment

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Online Doc Minutes of 2012 Annual conference in Anaheim

by Adina Mulliken on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 04:52 pm

 

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.

 

Attendance:

Ruth Nussbaum, NLS  rnus@loc.gov

Elizabeth Ridler, Councilor at large elizabethridler@hotmail.com

Melissa Cardenas-Dow  melissa_cardenasdow@redlands.ecu

 

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.

 

Attendance:

Ruth Nussbaum, NLS  rnus@loc.gov

Elizabeth Ridler, Councilor at large elizabethridler@hotmail.com

Melissa Cardenas-Dow  melissa_cardenasdow@redlands.ecu

Kevin Fruniss kfurniss@tulane.edu

Adam Szczepaniak , NJ regional librarian , asczepaniak@njstatelib.org

Adina Mulliken amullike@syr.edu

Ann Snowman, ACRL rep., ams32@psu.edu

Mike Marlin, Councilar at large mmarlin@library.ca.gov

Alice Hagemeyer alicehagemeyer@aol.com

Simon Healey sy max guy@msn.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 jlevine@ala.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. 

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Discussion Assembly Agenda - Chicago, 2013

by Adam Szczepaniak on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 01:04 pm

ALA ASCLA Accessibility Assembly

2013 ALA Annual Conference – Chicago, Illinois

ALA ASCLA Accessibility Assembly

2013 ALA Annual Conference – Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, June 30, 2013

McCormick Place Convention Center

 Hall A, Meeting Room B

4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

NOTE:   The Accessibility Assembly will meet as part of the ASCLA all-committee meetings. 

 

 

Welcome & Attendee Introductions

 

Administrative Housekeeping

 

  • Email Addresses – correct emails / official members & Liaisons for ALA & ASCLA

 

 

Minutes (?)

 

Old Business

 

 

Continuing Business

 

  • Accessibility services provided by ALA at conference
    • Checklist review of accessibility services
    • Accessibility of Conference Center & Exhibit floor
  • ALA Website accessibility Update
  • Future meeting schedule time and date

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  • “A mission statement for the Assembly’s future”

 

New Business

 

·         GPII Overview - http://gpii.net/About.html .    – Gregg Vanderheiden (tentative)

·         Library of Congress – National Library Service for the Blind and Handicapped

Update on app for Apple and Android products

 

 

Adjournment

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Discussion Meeting Time and Location for Chicago

by Adam Szczepaniak on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 04:13 pm

The Accessibility Assembly will meet as part of the ASCLA all-committee meetings.  Liz Markel has affirmed this request.

The Accessibility Assembly will meet as part of the ASCLA all-committee meetings.  Liz Markel has affirmed this request.


Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Meeting Room B
 

 

I will send out an agenda next week.  Please let me know of any items you would like placed on the agenda.

 

Adam Szczepaniak

 

 

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Discussion Mid-Winter Agenda -- Seattle, Washington

by Adam Szczepaniak on Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 07:17 am

ALA ASCLA Accessibility Assembly

2013 ALA Mid-Winter Conference – Seattle, Washington

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Washington Convention Center, Room 306

10.30 am to 11:30 am

Welcome & Introductions

Administrative Housekeeping

ALA ASCLA Accessibility Assembly

2013 ALA Mid-Winter Conference – Seattle, Washington

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Washington Convention Center, Room 306

10.30 am to 11:30 am

Welcome & Introductions

Administrative Housekeeping

  • Email Addresses – correct emails / official members & Liaisons for ALA & ASCLA

 Minutes from Annual Meeting – Anaheim, California, June 2012

 Old Business

  • Follow-up on Chair’s request to ASCLA Board to assign a permanent Secretary position 
  • Report on request to ALA Web Advisory Committee to set up a listserv for the Assembly
  • ALA Resolution honoring 300th anniversary of Charles-Michel de l'Épée

 Continuing Business

  •  Accessibility services provided by ALA at conference
    • Checklist review of accessibility services
    • Accessibility of Conference Center & Exhibit floor
  • Meeting Schedule date/time
  • “A mission statement for the Assembly’s future”

 New Business 

  • Association of Research Libraries – Task Force on Services to Patron with Print Disabilities – Report (http://www.arl.org/accessibility/)   Judy Ruttenberg, Program Director, Transforming Research Library   Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC
  • Other

Adjournment

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Discussion 2013 Mid Winter Meeting

by Adam Szczepaniak on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 11:35 am

Good Afternoon,

I am still finalizing the agenda but I wanted to share one piece of information on the meeting. 

The Association of Research Libraries recently published a report from its Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities.  Judy Ruttenberg is a Program Director at the Association of Research Libraries and served as the ARL staff liaison on the task force.  Judy will be present at the meeting to give an overview of the report and answer any questions.

 

Good Afternoon,

I am still finalizing the agenda but I wanted to share one piece of information on the meeting. 

The Association of Research Libraries recently published a report from its Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities.  Judy Ruttenberg is a Program Director at the Association of Research Libraries and served as the ARL staff liaison on the task force.  Judy will be present at the meeting to give an overview of the report and answer any questions.

 

She has offered to bring copies of the report to the meeting.  Also, the report is on their website, at:

http://www.arl.org/accessibility/

 

Adam

 

 

 

 

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