Blackboard Accessibility Interest Group

Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES) and Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Closed Action Items

Creating sub-groups and assigning members to them based on members' interest and expertise
Person responsible: Hadi Rangin
Status: Completed on 08/31/2007
Identify specific dates and a tentative agenda for the proposed training in D.C. in August
person responsible: Stephanie Cupp, Hadi Rangin
Status: Completed on 08/05/2007
Possibility of a member of QA team joining our group
Person responsible: Stephanie Cupp, Hadi Rangin
Status: Completed on 07/10/2007; Ella Herz has been identified as QA manager to work with our group.
Merge the Blackboard and WebCT Accessibility Interest Groups
Person responsible: Hadi Rangin
Status: Completed on 08/15/2007
Send an email to the blackboard list to see if anyone wants to get together on accessibility discussions at BB World 2007.
Person responsible: Ed Garay
Status: Completed on 06/18/2007
Find out the status of IMS accessibility initiative
Person responsible: Saroj Primlani
Status: Closed on 06/25/2007; no information has been delivered.
Identify topics to be discussed with support teams
Person responsible: All
Status: Completed on 06/18/2007; concerns/questions have been discussed with Jason Minkoff
Possibility of a member of Support team joining our group
Person responsible: Scott Whitmore
Status: Completed on 06/18/2007; Jason Minkoff the Manager & Client Support has been identified from Support team to work with our group on support related issues.
Send the letter (Blackboard disability access policies, resources and services) to identified top managements at Blackboard
Person responsible: Jon Gunderson, Hadi Rangin
Completed on 06/15/2007; 14 collected letters were sent to the identified managements at Blackboard. Thank you everyone...
Seek support from key individals at our institutions; identify people in our colleges and whom the letters should go to
Person responsible: All
Status: Closed on 05/21/2007; most active members have identified and/or got signatures from them for the letter to Blackboard.
Phil will share his letter that he's written to his deputy CIO, as well as any further letters that are generated as part of that communication.
Person responsible: Philip Kragnes
Status: Closed on 05/07/2007; since the letter would be a kind of redundant to the letter we are going to send to Blackboard top management, the group has decided not to pursue with it.
Jon will post an announcement to the discussion list right away requesting final comments and feedback on the letter.
Person responsible: Jon Gunderson, Hadi Rangin
Status: Completed on 04/03/2007
Jon will synthesize input from others and finalize the letter in two days.
Person responsible: Jon Gunderson
Status: Completed on 04/09/2007
Look into getting a member of our group into the special Feature Advisory Group
Person responsible: Robert Dumas
Status: Discussed on 04/02/2007; Terry Thompson has become part of Gradebook PDF group
Get contacts in the QA and Technical Support groups, instead of having Robert filter issues
Person responsible: Robert Dumas
Status: Discussed on 04/02/2007; the effort to encourage support and QA team to join our group will continue.
letter to BlackBoard from UMN CIO deputy
Person responsible: Philip Kragnes
Status: Completed on 04/02/2007
Revising the letter to WebCT regarding Formalization of WebCT Disability Access Interest Group with Blackboard (draft 4; Edit content of letter down to one page and send to the group for another review)
Person responsible: Jon Gunderson
Status: Completed on 04/02/2007
List WebCT and Blackboard Accessibility Interest Groups as regular user groups at Blackboard
Person responsible: Robert Dumas
Status: Completed on 03/12/2007
Send a summary of MathML support in Blackboard to the list
Person responsible: Hadi Rangin
Status: Completed on 02/19/2007
Contact those listed as collaborators in accessibility on BB website (WebAIM and Hellen Kellar Institute) to see what they are doing
Person responsible: Jon Gunderson
Status: Completed on 02/19/2007
Coordinate with Robert dumas on teleconference and reported issues
Person responsible: Hadi Rangin
Status: Incomplete 02/11/2007
Note: All attempts to contact Robert Dumas failed; sent several e-mail messages, left several phone messages during the month of January 2007 and have never heard back from him. I even tried to contact Robert via William murray who is in charge of accessibility of Blackboard product line but still haven't heard from Robert.
Revise the PHP evaluation form to incorporate Phillip's comments
Person responsible: Hadi Rangin
Status: Completed on 02/11/2007
Ask BlackBoard Accessibility Mailing list about the MathML support
Person responsible: Hadi Rangin
Status: Completed on 02/19/2007
Revising the letter to WebCT regarding Formalization of WebCT Disability Access Interest Group with Blackboard (2nd draft); all, please send your comments to Jon
Person responsible: Jon Gunderson
Status: Completed on 02/05/2007
Update issues list
Person responsible: Hadi Rangin
Status: Completed on 01/28/2007; please check it
Update php to include the rating system recommended by Philip Kragnes
Person responsible: Jon gunderson, Hadi Rangin
Status: Completed on 01/28/2007
Add percentages showing progress rates to the accessibility evaluation form
Person responsible: Jon Gunderson
Status: Completed on 01/22/2007
Revising the letter to WebCT regarding Formalization of WebCT Disability Access Interest Group with Blackboard (draft 1)
Person responsible: Philip Kragnes, Jon Gunderson
Status: Completed on 01/22/2007
Follow up with evaluaters to verify the outstanding issues identified by evaluators
Person responsible: Hadi Rangin
Status: Completed on 01/17/2007