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Hi All, It's time again for the monthly meeting of the Accessibility Constituent Group. Here are the details: Date: Wednesday, October 3 Time: 1pm Eastern, noon Central, 11am Mountain, 10am Pacific Dial: 1.877.944.2300 with code 99228# The sole agenda item is to finalize plans for our accessibility-related activities at the EDUCAUSE national conference. This will be the last meeting before the conference, so if you have already volunteered to help out in some way, or if you would like to volunteer, please join us on the call! Thanks, Terrill -- Terrill Thompson Technology Accessibility Specialist DO-IT, Accessible Technology UW Information Technology University of Washington tft@uw.edu 206-221-4168 ********** 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 burke@ucla.edu

>Hi all, Does anyone have experience / further info on the electronic textbook pilot project run by Internet2 & Courseload, & apparently sponsored by Educause? The Courseload interface was the subject of a warning letter by the NFB to I2/Courseload. (I haven't used it, but apparently the interface is very navigable ... except that individual pages of the etext books are displayed as images...) NFB requested a response by Sept 25 . Does anyone know if that response happened? Also, our campus has been invited to join the continuing pilot for Spring 2013, with the deadline to say yea or nay of Oct 19. I'm copying that message below. It's not clear to me what Educause's role is. Perhaps the CG could reach out to the relevant people, & find out what's going on. I hope Educause would add its voice to the calls to make such a textbook system acccessible. Thanks for any leads..., Patrick ----- >From: Greg Jackson [mailto:gjackson@educause.edu] >Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 3:27 PM >Subject: EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Spring 2013 eContent >Pilot: Prospectus and Application > > >Dear [...] > >Internet2 >and >EDUCAUSE >invite your institution to participate in a >Spring 2013 pilot involving electronic textbooks >and other materials (etexts and econtent). The >pilot seeks to understand what is necessary for >online materials to attain and surpass the >effectiveness, accessibility, economy, and other >relevant outcomes associated with traditional >textbooks. It explores business models, terms, >and conditions that make access to digital >educational materials more flexible, economical, >efficient, and simple for institutions and publishers alike. > >The Spring 2013 pilot expands upon earlier >efforts by offering three packages with >different publishers, e-reader platforms, and >licensing models. If your institution is >interested in joining the pilot, you must let us know by October 19. > >To learn more and confirm your interest in the >spring 2013 pilot please (1) >read >the prospectus, then (2) >complete >the application (this initial expression of >interest is not binding, but some pilot packages >limit the number of participating institutions), >and then (3) attend our webinar on Friday, >October 5 at 3:00 p.m. (ET) (connection instructions are in the Prospectus). > >We remind you that even though the pilot is >experimental, institutions nevertheless must >comply with their legal and contractual >obligations, especially as they concern >accessibility to visually impaired or otherwise >disabled students and restrictive bookstore contracts. > >We hope you will join us as we continue to >explore the effectiveness, accessibility, and >affordability of etexts and econtent in higher education. > >Sincerely, > >Greg Jackson >Vice President >EDUCAUSE > >Description: Image removed by sender. > > > > >Shel Waggener >Senior Vice President >Internet2 > >Description: Image removed by sender. > > > > > >************************************************************* > >EDUCAUSE >| >EDUCAUSE >Policy > >You are receiving this message because EDUCAUSE >believes you will benefit from this information. > >To unsubscribe from all EDUCAUSE e-mail: >E-mail >us with â?oRemove All E-mailâ? in the subject line. > >Copyright 2012 EDUCAUSE | 282 Century Place, Suite 5000, Louisville, CO 80027 > >Privacy >Policy | >educause.edu >Description: Image removed by sender. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Message from tmariotti@mvcc.edu

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2012/10/02/national-federation-of-t... I just received this in my email. Tamara Mariotti Coordinator of Disability Services 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 Maximizer Arranger Empathy Connectedness Positivity  Please consider the environment before printing this email - be green, keep it on the screen!
Message from burke@ucla.edu

Perfect! Thanks Tamara! Patrick At 11:12 AM 10/2/2012, Tamara Mariotti wrote: >http://campustechnology.com/articles/2012/10/02/national-federation-of-the-blind-takes-on-etext-pilots.aspx?=CTNU > I just received this in my email. > > >Tamara Mariotti >Coordinator of Disability Services > >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 > >Maximizer Arranger Empathy Connectedness Positivity > > Please consider the environment before >printing this email - be green, keep it on the screen! > > > > > >