Big Ten Plus IT Accessibility Coordination Teleconference Minutes

Date: Friday, November 17th
Time: 9:00am-10:00am CST or Chicago Local Time (10:00pm - 11:00pm EST)
Phone: (217) 265-8030

Attendees: Charmane Corcoran (Michigan State), Ken Petrie (OSU), Joe Wheaton (OSU), Ken Anno (IUPUI), John Howard (Indiana-Bloomington), David Schwarte (Purdue), Phil Kragnes (U of MN), Bryan McMurray UIUC), Hadi Bargi Rangin (UIUC), Jon Gunderson (UIUC), Sue Lewis (UIUC)

CIC Schools with no representative: Northwestern, Michigan, U of Chicago, Iowa, Penn State, UIC, UIS


A. Big Ten Plus IT Accessibility Meeting for June 2007

1. University of Minnesota  will host 2007 meeting, June  20-21,  2007 proposed; Phil Kragnes coordinating.  See proposal for meeting at bottom of notes

2. 2008 meeting at Michigan State University (week of June 11, 2008 proposed)

3. Possibly meeting at the Midwest EDUCAUSE in March 2007.

4. Other Educause events in the cue:
a. Steve Cawley, U of MN CIO, on a Accessibility panel at EDUCAUSE 2007

b. Joe Wheaton submitted a proposal to Midwest EDUCAUSE, March, 2007

c. Jon Gunderson submitted a proposal to Midwest EDUCAUSE, March 2007

B. Creation of a CIC Working Group on IT Accessibility 
Michigan State, Ohio State, U of IL, U of MN CIOs have indicated supported for IT Accessibility

ACTION: Charmane will send out draft to group and get comments and we’ll plan on meeting with CIOs before the January meeting

C. Coordination and dissemination of publicity and awareness materials
Creating a cohesive message, particularly for IT vendors
Purchasing, web practices, getting sub-groups in areas

D. Updates and coordination of collaborations on IT Accessibility

Focus efforts on practices and procedures because policy will be more specific to each campus’ culture

Use Charlene’s matrix as a starting point

Collect existing CIC resources such as
1. Html recommendations
2. Tutorials
3. Wizards
4. Tools

In general scope of discussion will be broad but need to deal with multi-media, pdfs, office documents, web documents.

ACTION: Begin weekly phone conversations after Thanksgiving.  Jon Gunderson will coordination
Next coordination meeting 
December 15, 9:00-10:00 CDT

Note: The next TechForum is scheduled for Oct 3-4, 2007 at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI).  We may try to get together at that meeting.