Steering Committee Meeting Minutes April 21, 2010

10:00-11:00am (Schulz 2019)


  1. General update
    1. Announcements
      Introductions: Jean Wells from ATI/Chancellor’s Office attended the meeting and gave a description of her responsibilities with ATI. She has worked with many campuses to help develop and implement the various elements of Accessibility in order for them to work toward the goals described in the Coded Memo. She has had an integral role in producing the “Meet the Experts” Webinars and has researched and identified discount resources for captioning. She also helped to develop and maintains content for the Professional Development for Accessible Technology Website.

      Stephen Green will replace Xiaodong Zhu as the campus ADA Coordinator and joins our ATI Steering Committee.

      Scott Kupferman will leave SSU Disability Services at the end of April 30 to take a position at Fresno State. Scott has been greatly appreciated and will be sorely missed.
    2. Update from ATI Central, Executive Sponsors conference conversation, 04-08-10

      The agenda items for the last conference call were 1) a new draft of the revision to the Coded Memo (see next agenda item), and 2) an overview of the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for Section 508. Both documents will be forwarded to the Committee with the minutes. Webinars are planned to advance understanding of changes to 508.

  2. Review latest draft, v.3 of the ATI Coded Memo revision

    Changes to the Revision to the Coded Memo, v.3, (distributing by email) are mostly in arrangement and formatting. The substance of the revision now comprises the first part of the memo with related sections moved to appendices. This makes it much easier to read and absorb. One addition is Appendix H on Frequently Asked Questions or FAQ. If you have feedback or suggestions, please send them to Barbara Butler.

  3. SSU ATI plan for 09-10 review

    The latest revision of the SSU plan was drafted in October 2009. Barbara encouraged the ATI group to review the plan and send her any suggestions. It will be sent out again to the group along with the meeting notes from this meeting. This is the plan on which we will report progress in November 2010.

  4. Current status and efforts (updates)
    1. Priority 1 (Administrative Web Accessibility)

      Barbara Moore reported that the web team is working on a final draft of the official SSU Web Policy. The policy will contain the definition of an “Official Website.” They are continuing work on the Web Standards. They have been working with Academic Affairs on coming up with a campus identity and a redesign of the campus web page. Barbara M. reminded the Steering Committee that administrative and departmental websites will need to follow the new policy which will require accessibility.
    2. Priority 2 (Instructional Materials Accessibility)

      Inclusive Excellence through Universal Design for Learning: Workshop and Faculty Panel was held on 4/20/10. Emiliano Ayala was the presenter. It was very successful.

      April 22, 2010 a “Meet the Experts” webinar entitled Ensuring Access through Collaboration and Technology: CSU Universal Design Supports Accessibility, featuring Drs. Ayala, Christie, Severson, Rivoire, & Wilson. It runs from 1 – 2pm but also will be archived on the CSU ATI website. Barbara Moore suggested that maybe it could be added to the SSU YouTube channel.

      Brett reminded the group about a one-day Conference at SFSU "Reach More without Doing More." There are 19 faculty slated to go with five SSU faculty presenting.

      Brett also talked about “Speaking Truth to Papers” and using Dragon Naturally Speaking, voice recognition software. As technology evolves, accessibility is expanding to social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Brett noted that the new iPad has many accessibility features right out of the box. In addition, the Apple software development kit (SDK) allows third party developers to build accessibility features into any applications they build.

      Unfortunately, there will not be a Course Accessibility Makeover Program (CAMP) for faculty training as was offered last June due to budget constraints.

      Brent Boyer said he would pass along to the ATI group the calendar of events around Disability Awareness Week, the week of May 5th. Cathy Kroll will be leading a workshop for the faculty on Universal Design for Learning. Look for information in Newsbytes.

      Jean Wells discussed the ATI Professional Development website and described the resources available through the site. She drew attention to the fact that the landing page has news and information about current offerings making it easy to stay abreast. She also pointed out the tabs at the top for Documents & Multimedia and for Web Site Accessibility that lead to multiple training resources.
    3. Priority 3 (E & IT Procurement)
      No report.
  5. Workshops and training

    ATI Professional Development for Accessible Technology

    SSU workshops listed on CTPD link

  6. Discussion of SSU accessibility issues

    No discussion – out of time.
  7. Spring 2010 meeting dates, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Schulz 2019
    Wednesday, May 19, 2010