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Hi All, The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the IT Accessibility Constituent Group is Wednesday May 2. Do folks have topics they'd like to discuss? If so, let me know by end-of-day Tuesday and I'll create an agenda. 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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Hello Terrill, if  it's relevant to the mission of this committee, I'm interested in gathering group knowledge about  the available surveys on "online instruction and accessibility". Why I'm raising this question is that I can find anything  substantive  about whether or not disabled students care for online instruction.
 
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Hi Terrill, I am very new to this group so I am not sure of the type of topics you are discussing but I have some items that I am researching or in need of: 1. Closed Captioning: What strategies have other institutions implemented to ensure that their content is closed captioned. How are they dealing with Audio Descriptions? 2. How to make a Citrix environment more accessible? Has anyone done this? 3. Describing images in the health science area. for example, how can we describe a heart adequately? Are there any good examples to follow? 4. Are there any strategies that people are using to provide eBooks that are more accessible? I think that is enough for now :) Thanks, Giovanni Giovanni Duarte eLearning Accessibility Team Lead Online Services, DeVry Inc. p: 630.766.5898 e: gduarte@devry.edu
Hi, I'm new to the group. Can you please let me know the time of monthly meeting and how to join the meeting? Is the monthly meeting the first Wednesday of the month? Thank you, Chaw-Ye Chaw-Ye Chang Information Services West Chester University West Chester, PA 19383 Work:  610-436-3043 E-mail: cchang@wcupa.edu
Hi Giovanni, I can answer a couple of questions for you on what we do. 1. We send our videos to AutomaticSync (http://www.automaticsync.com/captionsync/) to be captioned. They do a really good job. 2. We have citrix running on our campus but I am not sure the accessibility piece. They do have a VPAT but sometimes that doesn't provide all of the information we need. http://www.citrix.com/site/resources/dynamic/additional/VPAT-XenApp5-FP2.ht ml 3. I would like to know this answer too. 4. We convert materials in house to audio/Kurzweil formats which are time consuming. We request the PDF of the book directly from the publisher or through AccessText Network (http://www.accesstext.org/) We have a small pilot going with students using Read and Write Gold (http://www.texthelp.com/) to help our students since it is so much more than a text aloud product. It reads what is on websites as well so we have them testing it. We do have one student who struggled with his ebook on the publisher site with Read and Write Gold but the publisher (I forget which one) had a reader for their product. He hasn¹t said anything so I am assuming that it worked. We are in the initial stages of looking at the accessibility of ebooks through publisher websites. Barbara On 5/1/12 6:24 AM, "Duarte, Giovanni" wrote: >Hi Terrill, > I am very new to this group so I am not sure of the type of topics you >are discussing but I have some items that I am researching or in need of: >1. Closed Captioning: What strategies have other institutions implemented >to ensure that their content is closed captioned. How are they dealing >with Audio Descriptions? >2. How to make a Citrix environment more accessible? Has anyone done this? >3. Describing images in the health science area. for example, how can we >describe a heart adequately? Are there any good examples to follow? >4. Are there any strategies that people are using to provide eBooks that >are more accessible? > >I think that is enough for now :) > >Thanks, >Giovanni > > >Giovanni Duarte > >eLearning Accessibility Team Lead >Online Services, DeVry Inc. >p: 630.766.5898 >e: gduarte@devry.edu > > >

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