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Discussion Register Now for UDL in Higher Education Conference

by Sarah I. Smith on Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 10:29 am

The Tennessee Board of Regents is hosting the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Higher Education Conference on October 30-31, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. The regular registration rate of $350 expires on October 16 so don’t delay: register today!

More information about this conference can be found on the UDL Conference website.

Discussion CFP closes July 31: Universal Design for Learning Conference

by Sarah I. Smith on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:44 am

The Tennessee Board of Regents will host the UDL in Higher Education Conference. This 2-day conference is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) on their campus. 

The Tennessee Board of Regents will host the UDL in Higher Education Conference. This 2-day conference is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) on their campus. 

Reminder: CALL FOR PROPOSALS ARE DUE JULY 31ST! 

Visit the CFP Guide to learn more about proposal criteria and conference tracks. Submit your proposal here

When

October 30 - 31, 2017  

Where 

Nashville Airport Hotel 
2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

Registration

Conference Registration and Room Block will be open August 14th - October 2nd. (Check this page for any additional upcoming details)

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Discussion CFP closes July 31: Universal Design for Learning Conference

by Sarah I. Smith on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:44 am

The Tennessee Board of Regents will host the UDL in Higher Education Conference. This 2-day conference is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) on their campus. 

The Tennessee Board of Regents will host the UDL in Higher Education Conference. This 2-day conference is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) on their campus. 

Reminder: CALL FOR PROPOSALS ARE DUE JULY 31ST! 

Visit the CFP Guide to learn more about proposal criteria and conference tracks. Submit your proposal here

When

October 30 - 31, 2017  

Where 

Nashville Airport Hotel 
2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

Registration

Conference Registration and Room Block will be open August 14th - October 2nd. (Check this page for any additional upcoming details)

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Discussion CFP: Universal Design for Learning Conference

by Sarah I. Smith on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 09:37 am

The Tennessee Board of Regents will host the UDL in Higher Education Conference. This 2-day conference is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) on their campus. 

When

October 30 - 31, 2017  

Where 

Nashville Airport Hotel 
2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

The Tennessee Board of Regents will host the UDL in Higher Education Conference. This 2-day conference is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) on their campus. 

When

October 30 - 31, 2017  

Where 

Nashville Airport Hotel 
2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

Registration

Conference Registration and Room Block will be open August 14th - October 2nd. (Check this page for any additional upcoming details)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS ARE DUE JULY 31ST! 

Visit the CFP Guide to learn more about proposal criteria and conference tracks. Submit your proposal here.

More...

Discussion Virtual Meeting Minutes - ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group (UAIG)

by John Siegel on Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 05:07 pm

All:

 
Attached please find minutes from the ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group (UAIG)'s virtual meeting in mid-June. 

If you could not attend and are interested, the meeting was recorded:

To access the recorded meeting, please call (866) 612-3357.

The Conference ID is 3862346, and the Participant Passcode is 21632955.

If you have questions, please let me know.

Best-John

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All:

 
Attached please find minutes from the ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group (UAIG)'s virtual meeting in mid-June. 

If you could not attend and are interested, the meeting was recorded:

To access the recorded meeting, please call (866) 612-3357.

The Conference ID is 3862346, and the Participant Passcode is 21632955.

If you have questions, please let me know.

Best-John

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John Siegel, MLS | Outgoing Convener, ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group
Associate Professor-Student Success Librarian
University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Ottenheimer Library | Collections & Archives | 
501.682.3536 | jxsiegel@ualr.edu | ualr.edu/library

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Discussion Accessibility Statements for License Agreements/ Contracts

by Adina Mulliken on Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 03:55 pm

Temple University Contract Language

Available on Temple's Guide to Accessible Purchasing Introduction

California State University Contract Language

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Temple University Contract Language

Available on Temple's Guide to Accessible Purchasing Introduction

California State University Contract Language

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

     Contractor warrants that it complies with California and federal disabilities laws and regulations. (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq).  Contractor hereby warrants the products or services it will provide under this Contract comply with the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d), and its implementing regulations set forth at Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1194. Contractor agrees to promptly respond to and resolve any complaint regarding accessibility of its products or services. Contractor further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless CSU from any claims arising out of Contractor’s failure to comply with the aforesaid requirements. Failure to comply with these requirements shall constitute a material breach of this Contract.

Report of the ARL Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities

http://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

"As libraries negotiate these terms it may be helpful to begin with reference to model
language that has been proposed by several organizations. This language is designed to
permit libraries to make content in their collections fully accessible. This model
language is based on several existing model documents, including the Northeast
Research Libraries Consortium Generic License, the California Digital Library Model
License Agreement, the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Draft
Language for Model Licenses, and draft language developed by OCUL for local load
agreements. Of course, this language should not be used uncritically as “boilerplate.”
Individual institutions should instead use this as a starting place to begin their own
consideration of these issues.
 
Model US License
Licensor shall comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by supporting
assistive software or devices such as large-print interfaces, text-to-speech output,
refreshable braille displays, voice-activated input, and alternate keyboard or pointer
interfaces in a manner consistent with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
published by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative. Licensor
 shall provide Licensee current completed Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
(VPAT) to detail compliance with the federal Section 508 standards. In the event that the
Licensed Materials are not Accessibility compliant, the Licensee may demand that the
Licensor promptly make modifications that will make the Licensed Materials
Accessibility compliant; in addition, in such an event, the Licensee shall have right to
modify or copy the Licensed Materials in order to make it useable for Authorized Users."

 

Liblicense's model license agreement

http://www.library.yale.edu/~llicense/modlic.shtml

"Disabilities Compliance. Licensor shall comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by supporting assistive software or devices such as large print interfaces, voice-activated input, and alternate keyboard or pointer interfaces in a manner consistent with the Web Accessibility Initiative Web Content Accessibility Guidelines."

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is also relevant to web accessibility and it is unclear why it is not included.

Liblicense's introduction to the model agreement has the disclaimer, "To be of maximum value, this document should be used only as a reference document that assists professionals in negotiating (or preparing to negotiate) database content license agreements. Under no circumstances should any person or organization use or adopt the LMLA in its entirety, or use it as the sole or exclusive basis for negotiating a license contract."

 

SCELC (Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium)

 Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act. Licensor shall comply  with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by supporting assistive software or devices such as large print interfaces, voice-activated input, and alternate keyboard or pointer interfaces in a manner consistent with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines published by the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative, which may be found at http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/#Publications.

 

CDL (California Digital Library)

Model license: “Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act.  Licensor shall make reasonable efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments, and provide Lisensee current completed Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).”

 

NERL (Northeast Regional Libraries)

Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act. Licensor shall comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by supporting assistive software or devices such as large print interfaces, voice-activated input, and alternate keyboard or pointer interfaces in a manner consistent with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines published by the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative, which may be found at http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/#Publications.

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Discussion FWD: Web Accessibility Blog Highlights Tools for Evaluating Digital Resources

by John Siegel on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 08:48 am

Happy Friday, everyone!

Happy Friday, everyone!

I wanted to forward along a message from the Association of Research Libraries' accessibility Google Group. The blog post highlights the VPAT repository and other accessibility resources..
 
If you are interested in joining this Google Group, please visit https://groups.google.com/a/arl.org/d/forum/accessibility-community
 
Have a good weekend!
 
Best,
John

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Prue Adler prue@arl.org>
Date: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 2:27 PM
Subject: [accessibility-community] Web Accessibility Blog Highlights Tools for Evaluating Digital Resources
To: accessibility-community@arl.org
Cc: Prudence S Adler prue@arl.org>

Good afternoon!
 
ARL visiting program officer Katya Pereyaslavska writes about evalutaing the accessibility of digital resources in a new Web Accessibility in Research Libraries blog post, “The Value of Comparing Oranges to Oranges.” In her post, Pereyaslavska highlights a few tools that can help libraries in their e-resource procurement decisions: the vendor-generated Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), the VPAT Repository, and the forthcoming Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) vendor template. Read more about evaluating the accessibility of digital resources in “The Value of Comparing Oranges to Oranges.”
 
Best. - Prue

Prudence S. Adler
Associate Executive Director
Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, D.C.  20036
(202) 296-2296 x104 (phone)
(202) 872-0884      (fax)
prue@arl.org

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John Siegel, MLS | Associate Professor-Student Success Librarian
University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Ottenheimer Library | Collections & Archives | 
501.682.3536 | jxsiegel@ualr.edu | ualr.edu/library

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Discussion Meeting Minutes from ALA Annual

by John Siegel on Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 04:54 pm

Attached please find meeting minutes from ALA in San Francisco. Please note that this was a joint meeting with the ASCLA and LITA accessibility interest groups.

If you have questions, please let me know.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Best,

John

Discussion Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Resource

by John Siegel on Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 04:01 pm

Pardon any duplication.
 
I just found out a resource kit on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through one of my email lists, which was put together in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the ADA.
 

Pardon any duplication.
 
I just found out a resource kit on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through one of my email lists, which was put together in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the ADA.
 
ADA National Network/Southeast ADA Center: ADA Anniversary Tool Kit: Celebrating 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. July 26 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To celebrate, the ADA National Network has created a tool kit for use by the public and the media. This tool kit includes background and history on the ADA, statistics, videos, social media messages, and other resources.

 
Best,
John
 

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Discussion Study on Screen Reader Users & Navigating Library Websites

by John Siegel on Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 08:33 am

A call for study participants was posted on the Universal Accessibility Interest Group listserv.  The link should take you to the post in the listserv archive http://lists.ala.org/wws/arc/uniaccess/2015-07/msg00000.html 

 

(Additionally, if you would like to join the listserv, you can do so from the archive page.  The listserv is open to all.)

 

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