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There is a New2HE Google+ Hangout tomorrow at 11AM EDT.  Contact Chris Eagle with agenda items.  The New2HE Peer Group talks about transitioning into higher education from business - how do you get things done and the different perspectives and drivers in HE.  It is a chance to talk with your peers and learn from those who made the transition some time ago.

There is an ITANA Conference Call this Thursday at 2 PM EDT.   If you have agenda items, send them to me.

Thanks,

Jim


Enterprise Architect, UW-Madison
Chair, ITANA.org 
Chair, CIC IT Architects Group







********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Message from karen.sorensen@pcc.edu

Hi Terrill,
Could you give me directions on how to join in on the discussion? I don't see it on the website.
I would love to hear others' thoughts on where preparing an online course to be accessible ends and accommodations begin. For example, how much should I ask a music instructor to do to make his online course accessible?
I'd also like to know where others draw the line on emerging technologies. Do you refuse to use software that's not 100% accessible or do you allow software that adds something unique and just know that you will need to provide accommodations for it later? (Oy, just writing that makes me uncomfortable.) Is writing up a plan on how the software will be accommodated acceptable? One of the issues we are dealing with right now is posting Pencasts from LiveScribe pens in an online class. They don't have a caption track for example to make them accessible to students who are Deaf or hard of hearing, and other than typing up a duplicate set of the notes, I'm not sure how you would make them accessible to people who are blind or who have very low vision. But they do add a unique interactive feature that is helpful to a lot of students.

Thanks!
Karen

Karen M. Sorensen
Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses
www.pcc.edu/access
Portland Community College
971-722-4720





Message from lgreco@berkeley.edu

Hello:

I would like to talk about how we in higher education can influence venders to make better products. There are to projects I am working with that are dealing with venders that don’t seem to want to make their products work and both of these products are being considered by several different institutions.  Lucy

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:ITACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Karen Sorensen
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 9:45 AM
To: ITACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: [ITACCESS] Agenda items

 

Hi Terrill,
Could you give me directions on how to join in on the discussion? I don't see it on the website.
I would love to hear others' thoughts on where preparing an online course to be accessible ends and accommodations begin. For example, how much should I ask a music instructor to do to make his online course accessible?
I'd also like to know where others draw the line on emerging technologies. Do you refuse to use software that's not 100% accessible or do you allow software that adds something unique and just know that you will need to provide accommodations for it later? (Oy, just writing that makes me uncomfortable.) Is writing up a plan on how the software will be accommodated acceptable? One of the issues we are dealing with right now is posting Pencasts from LiveScribe pens in an online class. They don't have a caption track for example to make them accessible to students who are Deaf or hard of hearing, and other than typing up a duplicate set of the notes, I'm not sure how you would make them accessible to people who are blind or who have very low vision. But they do add a unique interactive feature that is helpful to a lot of students.

Thanks!
Karen

Karen M. Sorensen
Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses
www.pcc.edu/access
Portland Community College
971-722-4720




Message from tmariotti@mvcc.edu

I would be interested in discussing accessibility of Survey programs such as Survey Monkey, Survey Gismo, Fluid Surveys, and Drupal7 (or others). What is the best product from an accessibility standpoint and does Educause have the ability to give a “seal of approval” for one more than another? Is there a group that can research different vendors and come up with spreadsheets of what is better than another for accessibility?

 

Thanks

Tamara Mariotti

Learning and Assistive Technology Specialist

 

Office for Disability Services

Mohawk Valley Community College

Academic Building room 153

1101 Sherman Drive

Utica, NY 13501

 

315-731-5702 (Voice)

315-731-5868 (fax)

tmariotti@mvcc.edu

 

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From: The EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:ITACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Lucia Greco
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 1:20 PM
To: ITACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [ITACCESS] Agenda items

 

Hello:

I would like to talk about how we in higher education can influence venders to make better products. There are to projects I am working with that are dealing with venders that don’t seem to want to make their products work and both of these products are being considered by several different institutions.  Lucy

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:ITACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Karen Sorensen
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 9:45 AM
To: ITACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: [ITACCESS] Agenda items

 

Hi Terrill,
Could you give me directions on how to join in on the discussion? I don't see it on the website.
I would love to hear others' thoughts on where preparing an online course to be accessible ends and accommodations begin. For example, how much should I ask a music instructor to do to make his online course accessible?
I'd also like to know where others draw the line on emerging technologies. Do you refuse to use software that's not 100% accessible or do you allow software that adds something unique and just know that you will need to provide accommodations for it later? (Oy, just writing that makes me uncomfortable.) Is writing up a plan on how the software will be accommodated acceptable? One of the issues we are dealing with right now is posting Pencasts from LiveScribe pens in an online class. They don't have a caption track for example to make them accessible to students who are Deaf or hard of hearing, and other than typing up a duplicate set of the notes, I'm not sure how you would make them accessible to people who are blind or who have very low vision. But they do add a unique interactive feature that is helpful to a lot of students.

Thanks!
Karen

Karen M. Sorensen
Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses
www.pcc.edu/access
Portland Community College
971-722-4720



Do you have something you want to share or get feedback on?  Let me know and we can add it to the ITANA Agenda for this week.

Jim


Enterprise Architect, UW-Madison
Chair, ITANA.org 
Chair, CIC IT Architects Group







********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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