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Hi All, We at DO-IT (http://uw.edu/doit) at the University of Washington have funding from the National Science Foundation to produce a video that features prominent leaders in higher education sharing their insights and perspectives regarding the importance of working proactively to ensure our campuses are accessible to all students, employees, and visitors, including those with disabilities. The video will primarily focus on accessibility of information technology, as the primary audience is CIO's and other IT leaders. Therefore we are seeking video footage of college and university presidents, chancellors, CIOs, and other leaders, who are willing to talk about the importance of accessibility on their campuses. Participating institutions will do their own filming, then deliver the raw footage to the University of Washington, where we'll do the editing, add captions and audio description, and produce the final product. If there's a cost for filming, we can help with that. If you're a CIO or other IT leader, or if you have access to these leaders on your campuses, and would like to participate in this project, please let me know. We're hoping to have received all footage by January 13. Thanks! 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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Hi All, I'm forwarding an announcement that I originally posted to the IT Accessibility Constituent Group list back in December. We were pleased with the response to this invitation, and have received video footage from a number of university presidents, CIO's, and senior IT leaders, all sharing their perspectives about the importance of having accessible IT in higher education. As we're now looking through and starting to edit and assemble the footage received, we're struck by the fact that all but one of the participants is a white male. They all have great things to say about the importance of accessibility and diversity, but we feel that with such a narrow population of participants we'd be sending a mixed message. We expect to distribute and promote this video widely in order to promote IT accessibility, and in doing so we'd very much like to represent diversity in university and IT administration. If anyone on this list would like to help, please let me know. See below for more context. Thanks! Terrill ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Terrill Thompson Date: Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 2:52 PM Subject: Seeking CIOs, Presidents, & Other Leaders for Accessibility Video To: The EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group Listserv Hi All, We at DO-IT (http://uw.edu/doit) at the University of Washington have funding from the National Science Foundation to produce a video that features prominent leaders in higher education sharing their insights and perspectives regarding the importance of working proactively to ensure our campuses are accessible to all students, employees, and visitors, including those with disabilities. The video will primarily focus on accessibility of information technology, as the primary audience is CIO's and other IT leaders. Therefore we are seeking video footage of college and university presidents, chancellors, CIOs, and other leaders, who are willing to talk about the importance of accessibility on their campuses. Participating institutions will do their own filming, then deliver the raw footage to the University of Washington, where we'll do the editing, add captions and audio description, and produce the final product. If there's a cost for filming, we can help with that. If you're a CIO or other IT leader, or if you have access to these leaders on your campuses, and would like to participate in this project, please let me know. Thanks! 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 listserv can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
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