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Event Universal Accessibility Interest Group open discussion meeting at Annual

by Adina Mulliken on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 04:42 pm

The ACRL/LITA/ASCLA Universal Accessibility Interest Groups are having a joint discussion/meeting

Location : Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Room N101.  This was also listed as N120 in the scheduler, but it is being changed to one meeting in Room N101.

The ACRL/LITA/ASCLA Universal Accessibility Interest Groups are having a joint discussion/meeting

Location : Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Room N101.  This was also listed as N120 in the scheduler, but it is being changed to one meeting in Room N101.

The 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. 

Universal Accessibility Interest Group has a:

  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.

 

Also, as a reminder, our web project, Libraries for Universal Accessibility (LUA) [http://uniaccessig.org/lua/], is a place for volunteers to share information about accessibility of electronic resources used in libraries.  Please check it out!

 

 

 

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Discussion Universal Accessibility Interest Group Meeting, January 27, 2014, 8:30am

by S.G. Ranti Junus on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 03:20 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 12:13 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:

 

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

 

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 Adina Mulliken (amullike@syr.edu) know if you would like to add items to the agenda.

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Event Universal Accessibility Interest Group Meeting (ACRL & LITA UAIG)

by Adina Mulliken on Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 12:03 pm

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

 

 

 

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

by Adina Mulliken on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 11:23 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

 

Online Doc Notes from ALA Annual LITA/ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group meeting

by Adina Mulliken on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 03:58 pm

Notes for ACRL & LITA Universal Accessibility Interest Group meeting Monday, 7/1/2013 8:30-10am, ALA Annual, Chicago

 

Attendees: Christina Golm, Jeffrey Archer, Ranti Junus (LITA Chair and recorder), Helen Gbala, Mirielle Djenno, Lily Sacharow, Emily Kelly, Yao Ding, Alec McFarlane, Adina Mulliken (recorder), Debra Riley-Huff via Skype (ACRL Convener).

 

-Introductions

 

-Discussion of Libraries for Universal Accessibility (LUA) website and how to contribute to it.

 

- Next virtual meeting: July 8th, 3-5 EDT

 

Notes for ACRL & LITA Universal Accessibility Interest Group meeting Monday, 7/1/2013 8:30-10am, ALA Annual, Chicago

 

Attendees: Christina Golm, Jeffrey Archer, Ranti Junus (LITA Chair and recorder), Helen Gbala, Mirielle Djenno, Lily Sacharow, Emily Kelly, Yao Ding, Alec McFarlane, Adina Mulliken (recorder), Debra Riley-Huff via Skype (ACRL Convener).

 

-Introductions

 

-Discussion of Libraries for Universal Accessibility (LUA) website and how to contribute to it.

 

- Next virtual meeting: July 8th, 3-5 EDT

 

-General discussion:

 

RUSA Education committee has 78 webinars this year

 

LITA Education committee also wants to do a webinar

 

Discussion of other accessibility related groups within ALA.  There's an LSPSS-ASCLA mailing list.  We talked about history of various Universal Accessibility IGs from ASCAL, ACRL, and LITA

 

Companies that get involved in accessibility collaboration: EBSCO and Elsevier. Work with folks at UIUC.

 

Jeffrey’s library is working on language about accessibility for licenses.  The Report of the ARL Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilitieshttp://www.arl.org/focus-areas/copyright-ip/2342-report-of-the-arl-joint-task-force-on-services-to-patrons-with-print-disabilities-nov-2-2012 has recommended language.  Additional examples of license language are here http://connect.ala.org/node/99084

Digital Accessibility Expo is a conference in the spring. http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/oaa/disability_resources/dae2012/index.html

 

Emily has experience that some students prefer Hal over Jaws.

 

Lily‘s library has included outreach to teach faculty how to do captioning in their digital projects.  They offer captioning workshops.

 

On "universal access" --> push the accessibility first, not as an after thought

 

Possible content for LUA: cheat sheet. 

 

 

 

Deaf community whose ASL as 1st language to them might not always understand the language used for captioning. They would prefer live sign language.  Alec explained that he is advocating for a Deaf Cultural Library, modeled after Libraries for the Blind, that would have resources such as videos with live captioning.

 

Definition of "deaf": all level of hearing disability, just as Libraries for the Blind include all levels of low vision and blindness.

 

On "universal accessibly": think this as more than for those with disability. Example: ramp works not only for wheel chair, but also for parents with stroller, those with walkers or crutch, etc.

 

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Online Doc Toronto Association of the Deaf Petition Letter

by Alec McFarlane on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 06:46 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen

 

In the interest of Universal Access, and the needs of the deaf community I submit these attachments as supplemental and supporting documentation.  These letters go to the ongoing matter of developing guidelines and the particular needs of the deaf community.  This would also go towards the guidelines being developed in conjunction with the IFLA.

Online Doc Notes from Libraries for Universal Accessibility (LUA) conference call 7/8/13

by Adina Mulliken on Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 05:23 pm

Notes from Libraries for Universal Accessibility (LUA) conference call 7/8/13

Attendees: Debra Riley-Huff, Adina Mulliken (recorder), Laura Lillard, Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Amy Wilms (sp?),  Jim Tobias, John Siegal, Karen Russ (sp?), Jane Vincent, Doug Joubert, Mireille Djenno, Alec McFarlane.

 

The call began with introductions.

Adina gave an overview of the site.

Melissa is interested to promote the site among APALA and instruction librarians’ groups she is involved with. 

Notes from Libraries for Universal Accessibility (LUA) conference call 7/8/13

Attendees: Debra Riley-Huff, Adina Mulliken (recorder), Laura Lillard, Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Amy Wilms (sp?),  Jim Tobias, John Siegal, Karen Russ (sp?), Jane Vincent, Doug Joubert, Mireille Djenno, Alec McFarlane.

 

The call began with introductions.

Adina gave an overview of the site.

Melissa is interested to promote the site among APALA and instruction librarians’ groups she is involved with. 

We are at a point of looking for volunteers to contribute content to the site.

Someone suggested a template for reviewing resources along the lines of the Charleston review. 

John and Karen have a Libguide about what their library does for accessibility that they could contribute, as well as a guide about database accessibility that their librarians use that they can post.

Alec has a guide to library accessibility for people who are Deaf that he can post.

There was discussion about balancing the value of doing reviews that are as useful as possible  with the amount of time and expertise volunteers may have available to contribute reviews.

The site currently says “Volunteer reviewers will have varying levels of experience regarding accessibility, and are not expected to be experts. …. Some volunteer reviewers will contribute their experience of usability of a resource as a person with a disability and others will contribute from the point of view of a person without a disability…. When reading reviews on this site, please use your judgment and additional information about technical standards and policy requirements to supplement your understanding.”

John and Karen will create a listserv for people involved in LUA .

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