The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is just a few weeks away now. Here is
the agenda I have for the Learning Theater. It is on Wednesday,
October 16 from 4:40PM - 6:30PM in the Exhibit Hall. We will be
repeating the agenda twice during this time slot.
I've received the floor plan, although there might be a slight tweak
to it with a few of the chairs and tables being removed. I have
attached the image of the floor plan and it is described at the end of
ACTION ITEM - If there are other institutions willing to talk in the
"Discussions with individual campuses" time, please let me know. As of
right now I only have three confirmed campuses. This would mean being
available for others to come and ask you how you have dealt with
accessibility on your campus.
If you have any other suggestions for the agenda, please let me know.
University IT Accessibility Coordinator
NC State University
* Welcome - Greg Kraus (5 minutes)
* Lightning Rounds (30 minutes total)
Round 1 - Terry Thompson will introduce and give a brief background on
the newly edited â€œIT Accessibility: What Campus Leaders Have to Sayâ€
video, then play the video (10 minutes)
Round 2 - Greg Kraus will have a demonstration of assistive
technologies and how they interact with Web pages and some common
problems that users encounter. These will be videos and not live
demonstrations. (10 minutes)
Round 3 - Cheryl Pruitt will provide an overview of accessibility
cases in general and the CSU system wide response. (10 minutes)
* Discussions with individual campuses (15 minutes)
Cheryl Pruitt will introduce this section. After the lightning rounds,
we will have multiple campus representatives around the periphery of
the theater who will be available for Q&A and general discussion on
how they have had to deal with accessibility on their campuses.
Attendees will be invited to mix and mingle and have informal
discussions with the campus representatives.
Penn State University (Christian Vinten-Johansen)
North Carolina State University (Greg Kraus)
University of Montana (Marlene Zentz and Robert Squires)
* Floor Plan
50' by 50' with a stage up front
4 to 5 rows of seats for a total of 40 or 50 seated positions
8 tables that can seat 4 for a total of 32 seats at tables
(I think) 6 tables which you can stand at, which can accomodate 3
people each for a total of 18 people standing at tables
There will also be personal listening devices that people can use to
get the direct feed from the microphone. These are to help people hear
over any other noise in the room. There will not be enough listening
devices for the entire space. I have not been given a number for how
many total listening devices there will be.
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