Big Ten Plus IT Accessibility Interest Group 2006 Workshop

Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign




This year's conference is convened in order for Big Ten Plus institutions IT stakeholders to share their experiences in offering resources and services to people with disabilities and to identify areas that would benefit from inter-institutional collaboration.

Workshop Objectives


(Updated on 5/30/2006)

Monday, June 19th

NOTE: 10:00am Pre-Workshop Presentation by IBM on ViaScribe Technology

12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided by OSU)
Welcome to workshop (Scott Lissner, OSU ADA Coordinator)
1:00-2:40 Current Web Accessibility Practices and the Legal Issues
Presentation on current IT accessibility, Charmane Corcoran, MSU
Excel Spreadsheet of survey results, Charmane Corcoran, MSU
Presentation on the Legal Aspects of IT Accessibility, Scott Lissner, OSU
2:40-2:55 Break
2:55-5:00 IT Accessibility Administration Panel Discussion (Moderator: Jon Gunderson)
Personnel (20 minutes)
Departments and units (20 minutes)
Policies (20 minutes)
Policy Compliance(20 minutes)
Resources (20 minutes)
Purchasing Requirements (20 minutes)
  • Christian Vinten-Johansen (Penn State)
  • Margaret Londergan (Indiana University)
  • Joe Humbert (Purdue)
  • Chris Clark (University of Iowa)
  • Scott Lissner (OSU)
  • Charmane Corcoran (MSU)
  • Sue Lewis (UIUC)
6:30 Dinner at local restaurant

Tuesday, June 20th

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Designing for Accessibility: WebCT
Presentors: Jon Gunderson and Hadi Bargi Rangin
9:30-10:00 Course Management Systems Consortiums
Desire to Learn
10:00-10:10 Break
10:10-10:40 Administration Management System Consortiums
SCT Banner
10:40-10:50 Break
10:50-11:10 Consortiums Discussion
Each group presents their plan to improve accessibility
11:10-12:00 Planning the next Big Ten Plus IT Accessibility Workshop/Meetings
Dates for next workshop
Hosting the next workshop
Coordination between workshops
Coordination with ATHEN and WebAIM
Becoming a CIC Group
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided by OSU)
1:00-2:30 Library Accessibility (Hadi Bargi Rangin)
Accessible library materials
Accessible databases
Digital libraries and archives
1:00-2:30 Web Best Practices (Jon Gunderson)
Technique development
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:30 Training Resources
Disability service professional development
Training support for people with disabilities in use of AT
Training IT developers in accessible design
Raising awareness of administrators
3:30 End of workshop