TAC sample agenda & notes

From: Wendy Fairchild 
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2013 2:52 PM
To: Amy Berg; Damien Pitman; Gretchen Douglas; Irena Vincent; Jeremy Zhe-Heimerman; Joshua Peluso; Justin Stewart; Maria Timberlake; Mary Saracene; Michelle Cryan
Subject: Agenda for April 9 Technology Accessibility Advisory Committee



Technology Accessibility Advisory Committee

April 9,2013

3:00 p.m.

409 Miller


·         Review of Minutes (attached)

·         Discussion of faculty support for accessible course readings

·         Inaccessible emails and our response


Technology Accessibility Advisory Committee

December 2, 2013


Present:  A. Berg, G. Douglas, J. Stewart, J. Peluso, M. Timberlake, M. Cryan, J. Zhe-Heimerman,


Area Reports


The summer conference – M. Cryan liked that the speaker was part of the law firm that represents the Federation of the Blind; he gave some interesting legal facts.  M. Timberlake found the morning topics more relevant, including future expectations for accessibility, and expectations on how things are going to work. The afternoon was more about how to design the website


J. Zhe-Heimerman reported that he is on a technology committee that is working on checklists that campuses can use to be sure that they are doing what is necessary.  It is more a list of what you need to look for to determine whether you are accessible.  He will send the link to the document to the committee members.


J. Peluso is seeing an increase in the abuse of email.  A. Berg has been responding to these emails directly.  She spoke with R. Moulton about making sure that text isn’t available only within a graphic.


M. Cryan brought up the purchasing of third party software that might not be accessible.  It was noted that International Programs is purchasing software; they did not work with Information Resources.  J. Zhe-Heimerman asked if a letter from this group to the Cabinet or Vice President for Finance would help with this issue.  J. Peluso suggested that a web-hosted software policy be developed, with input from the TAAC committee, J. Zhe-Heimerman from an accessibility perspective, and someone from Institutional Advancement from a branding perspective.  A. Berg will discuss it with the Provost.


Discussion Topic:  Support for Departments Document

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