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Accessibility proposals for EDUCAUSE 2012
Hi All, The deadline for EDUCAUSE 2012 conference proposals is rapidly approaching (Tuesday February 21). The past few years the IT Accessibility Constituent Group has served as a catalyst for organizing and promoting accessibility-related sessions. With this post I'm hoping to get that process started again this year. Here are a few questions to get the conversation started: 1. Who on this list is planning to attend EDUCAUSE 2012, and plans to submit a proposal on an accessibility-related topic? 2. If you don't have a specific plan yet, but would like to be part of a collaborative proposal, what sort of proposal would you be interested in, and on what topic? Here's the Call For Proposals: http://www.educause.edu/E2012/CFP Note that "Universal Design/Accessibility" is one of the conference themes, and that EDUCAUSE seems to be deliberately flexible regarding session format (choices include interactive presentations, panel discussions, point/counterpoint sessions, campus perspective showcases, and poster sessions). They also are promoting this new format: New for 2012! Compete for one of a dozen sessions that will be held in a professionally designed flexible learning space. Offering a rich alternative to the traditional â€œstand and deliverâ€ conference presentation, this new space promotes small-group interaction for integration into large-group discussion and synthesis. To support team-based activities, the space utilizes tables and chairs to divide participants into groups, surfaces to support portable/mobile devices, and whiteboards to capture input. In the proposal form, you will be asked to check a box if youâ€™re interested and justify your plan. Sessions selected for the flexible learning space will not be streamed for the online program. I'm personally interested in proposing one of these latter sessions, focusing on high-level administrative strategies for addressing IT accessibility on our campuses. Is anyone interested in collaborating with me on that? What other ideas do folks have? Thanks! Terrill -- Terrill Thompson Technology Accessibility Specialist DO-IT, Accessible Technology UW Information Technology University of Washington email@example.com 206-221-4168 ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.