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Notes from ITACCESS CG Teleconference 01-02-2013
* Core Data Questions Regarding Accessibility Judy Caruso brought together several potential questions, many drawn from the 2008 ATHEN Survey on Accessible Technology in Higher Education. For Core Data we will most likely only get a couple of questions in, probably around 5 at most. We all agreed that our questions should address the following issues. 1. Accessibility policies 2. What challenges do you face in implementing your accessibility policy? 3. Who is responsible for accessibility? 4. How many resources (FTE) are dedicated to accessibility? 5. What type of resources are available to your campus in making an accessible environment? We also felt that in forming questions we should be asking ourselves 1. What do we really want to know from institutions? 2. What do we want to have happen by virtue of collecting this data? We decided to form a small group to refine the questions Judy worked on. This will be presented back out to the group for discussion at the February meeting. The group consists of Judy Caruso, Jon Gunderson, Steve Gance, and Greg Kraus * Q&A In our Q&A period, three questions were raised. 1. Are there any accessible development environments for creating games? One potential solution mentioned was http://arisgames.org/ from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The developer was going to contact the person directly to see if it meets her needs. 2. What HTML5 video solutions are people using? One person was exploring the Acorn Media Player (http://ghinda.net/acornmediaplayer/). Another was looking at Video JS (http://videojs.com/) but making some modificaitons to it to make it more accessible. The Big 10’s CIC will also be looking at the problem of accessible media players soon. 3. What streaming video providers are people using? One person said Mediasite, and that their later versions have accessibility improvements. Another person said Kaltura and that it looked promising from what they had seen thus far. Greg -- Greg Kraus University IT Accessibility Coordinator NC State University 919.513.4087 firstname.lastname@example.org ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.