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Agenda - Accessibility/Usability of IT Coordinating Group (Coordinating Group)

June 26, 2014, 11:00-12:00, Union S. (Check TITU)

  1. Agenda Review
     
  2. Notes from   previous meeting   – Send comments, updates to Gary.
     

  3. Brief updates on past action:
    • Tools Team (Gary):
    • Box.com accessibility:
      • Some features are accessible others are not.
    • Kaltura video platform:
      • Awareness on campus is mixed.
      • Working on adjusting the default settings.
         
  4. Check in: A street view of accessibility
       
  5. Liaison Reports (as available):
    • CIC (Carrie)
    • eText (Carrie)
    • Online Course Production and Delivery Committee (Steve Boldt)
      • Captioning and accessibility in general is being added to the project process.
      • Want to do an early assessment of possible issues for a course, but need to wait until development begins to address specific issues.
    • Unizin (Carrie)
       
    Other reports
    • MTAG (Gary)
    • Captioning contract (Todd and Phyllis)
      • Will be revisiting this. Have been on the same contract for five years. Will try to pull in interested people.
         
  6. Informal survey questions
    Results of informal survey questions (Todd)
    • Chairs should discuss how to maintain interest in the team. Need to avoid burnout. For example, should we meet less often but for 90 minutes?
       
  7. Draft report to sponsors (Todd, Joyce, Gary)
    • Gary recorded suggested edits. Will update document. Chairs will do final review at next chairs meeting, then send to sponsors.
       
  8. Future agenda items
     
  9. Communications, such as announcements to Listservs, Twitter, campus calendar, etc. – None.
     

Future agenda items:

  • Accessibility and Diversity are related, followup (suggested at May 1, 2014 meeting) Note: we made brief contact with Hazel Symonette at the T&LS on May 19.
  • Proposal on how to organize future accessibility events. See: email exchange on the topic.
  • Organization of web accessibility guidelines and supporting material, (see meeting notes from March 20, 2014 through May 1, 2014 for history)
  • Brainstorm "Resources to help developers and content providers to incorporate accesssibility into their existing processes" (suggested at March 6, 2014 meeting) 
  • Go over the implications of the new Wisconsin law on accessibile educational materials in higher education (suggested at April 17, 2014 meeting)
  • Brainstorm how to build awareness of instructional content accessibility (suggested at May 29 meeting)

Future Dates:

  • June 30, 2014,  Target for a report to the sponsors.
  • September 30, 2014, Target for a report to the sponsors.
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month – October, 2014, see http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/
  • Possible workshop sponsored by the Coordinating Group? – October, 2014?
  • Accessing Higher Ground conference – Nov 17-21, 2014, see: http://accessinghigherground.org/  
  • December 31, 2014, Target for a report to the sponsors.
  • Community of Educational Technology Support (ComETS) annual meeting – January, 2015, see: https://comets.wisc.edu/
  • Possible workshop sponsored by the Coordinating Group? – March, 2015?
  • March 31, 2015, Target for a report to the sponsors.
  • Showcase 2015? – April, 2015? – We have an idea already: Embedded Accessibility
  • Teaching and Learning Symposium – May 20-21, 2015. We have an idea already: Accessibile Course Materials: Content, Technology, and Process.
  • June 30, 2015, Target for a report to the sponsors. Continue from here every Sep 30, Dec 31, March 31, and June 30....

Furture meetings:

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Coordinating Group Members:

MemberUnitMemberUnitMemberUnit
Sandi ArendalkowskiDoIT MarketingSteven BoldtDCSGary De CluteCIO Office
Brendon DybdahlHousingApril EbacherDoIT ADIRyan EngelLSS
Matt GoinsDoIT PTEAndy GoldsteinDoIT ATLaura GradyDoIT Marketing
Jamie GutkowskiDoIT ADIJohn HareDoIT EIS  
Jini JastiLaw SchoolHaley KerkhoffDCSAl NemecCALS
Jessie NemecLibraries

Casey Schacher

LibrariesTodd Schwanke, (co-chair)McBurney Center
James SkempBusinessGarrett SmithDoIT ATPhyllis TreigeDoIT Marketing
Nick WeaverUniv. MarketingPeter Weil (co-chair)Univ. Marketing  
Also attendingUnitAlso attendingUnitAlso attendingUnit
Phil JochimsenDoIT EISLee KonradLibraries  
vacant, (sponsor)CIO OfficeCathy Trueba, (sponsor)Office of Compliance  

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