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Wednesday
Oct 19th, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Meeting Room 202A
Eastern Time
We will discuss current and emerging issues related to IT accessibility, focusing especially on policy and law. Several current activities at the federal level, as well as multiple law suits and formal complaints against higher education institutions for using inaccessible technologies, are forcing us all to take IT accessibility more seriously. We will discuss implications and share strategies and best practices for ensuring our institutions' technologies are accessible to all learners. Anyone with a leadership role in IT is encouraged to participate.
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@GeorgeOnline Yeah, I don't think too many faculty go to EDUCAUSE. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

Ask them, "Show me how you use this without the mouse." #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

RT @GeorgeOnline: Always ask your vendors: "How do you ensure your products are accessible?" #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

If vendors don't hear people ask about accessibility at @educause then that issue doesn't get back to corporate. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

It's important to consider the needs of blind and low-vision users, but don't forget those w/other disabilities. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

What do we want to see about accessibility at next year's meeting? #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

@GeorgeOnline That toolkit. And granular help for faculty. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

Answers: "Provide a primer on accessiblity." #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

Answers: "A session explaining universal design." #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

@cljennings Could you explain what you mean by "granular help"? #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

Tentative answer: "Monthly webinars on accessibility." #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

@cljennings Gotcha. That makes sense. Thanks! #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

Answers: "Show us how to do 508 evaluation of products & services" #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

Response to suggestion of short tutorials on accessibility for faculty "It's hard to get faculty attention." #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

Answers: "What about a certification process for accessibility?" Answers: "" #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

Interesting. A "Certificate in Accessible Technology" is offered by @csunorthridge #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

So... this is the hashtag for the IT Accessibility forum #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

Lots of people here from a variety of schools, most seem to be from the IT or EdTech side of things. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

Idea for allying with the National Federation of the Blind (@BrailleLiteracy ) to develop best practices. #edu11 #e11_DISC13

Idea: @educause could provide sample accessibility policy for institutions to consider/modify/adopt. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

Check out the IT Accessibility FAQ hosted on @educause wiki bit.ly/itaccessfaq #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

@GeorgeOnline Great idea. There are several other similar 'toolkits'. This should definitely be one. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y


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@GeorgeOnline Yeah, I don't think too many faculty go to EDUCAUSE. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

Ask them, "Show me how you use this without the mouse." #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

RT @GeorgeOnline: Always ask your vendors: "How do you ensure your products are accessible?" #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

If vendors don't hear people ask about accessibility at @educause then that issue doesn't get back to corporate. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

It's important to consider the needs of blind and low-vision users, but don't forget those w/other disabilities. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

What do we want to see about accessibility at next year's meeting? #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

@GeorgeOnline That toolkit. And granular help for faculty. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

Answers: "Provide a primer on accessiblity." #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

Answers: "A session explaining universal design." #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

@cljennings Could you explain what you mean by "granular help"? #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

Tentative answer: "Monthly webinars on accessibility." #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

@cljennings Gotcha. That makes sense. Thanks! #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

Answers: "Show us how to do 508 evaluation of products & services" #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

Response to suggestion of short tutorials on accessibility for faculty "It's hard to get faculty attention." #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #edu12 #a11y

Answers: "What about a certification process for accessibility?" Answers: "" #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

Interesting. A "Certificate in Accessible Technology" is offered by @csunorthridge #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

So... this is the hashtag for the IT Accessibility forum #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

Lots of people here from a variety of schools, most seem to be from the IT or EdTech side of things. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

Idea for allying with the National Federation of the Blind (@BrailleLiteracy ) to develop best practices. #edu11 #e11_DISC13

Idea: @educause could provide sample accessibility policy for institutions to consider/modify/adopt. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

Check out the IT Accessibility FAQ hosted on @educause wiki bit.ly/itaccessfaq #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y

@GeorgeOnline Great idea. There are several other similar 'toolkits'. This should definitely be one. #E11_DISC13 #edu11 #a11y