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Here are the slides from our meeting Friday , 11 /4/2011 along with the description of each segment.
Some Thoughts on Social Collaboration Tools & Scholarly Research, John Meier, Science Librarian
Mr. Meier will tell us about his work leveraging the power of web-based collaborative tools when doing research. Whether your doing research for a paper of goal of your own or for the design & construction of learning experiences, John's talk will help us understand how we can use these new technologies to leverage the power of our collective knowledge.
Accessible Web Design
You can watch the Oct 12 presentation on accessibility live on Adobe Connect at https://breeze.psu.edu/accessibility/
It will also be recorded.
FYI - There will be a session on accessibility in online education. It will feature David Cunningham demoing how real users process documents on a screen reader and Elizabeth discussing NEW examples of implementing accessibility online.
YouTube does support caption files (specifically the SubViewer/.sub and SubRip/.srt). You can find information about searching for captioned videos and reading captions at
More information about the specific caption format is at
P.S. Pat just confirmed that Parity can create the correct caption format for YouTube.
Last week in my blog I wrote a about a Photoshop CS4 color blindness filter which lets you simulate how a color blind user might see an image.
Event: Online Issues Forum - Accessibility in Online Education
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Location: Foster Auditorium, Pattee Library, University Park
William Welsh, Director, Office for Disability Services
Christian Vinten-Johansen, Information Technology Manager, Information Technology Services
Elizabeth Pyatt, Instructional Designer, Information Technology Services
Susan Hayya, Coordinator of Library Services for Persons with Disabilities
FYI - WebAim just publicized results of a survey of 1121 screen reader users
Some interesting results.
The free EASI accessibility seminars in January are:
1) Creating Accessible Forms for the Web, Tuesday January 13 at 2 PM Eastern
Presenter: Hadi Rangin from the University of Illinois
2) Cascading Style Sheets: What they are and How they Affect Accessibility A
public Webinar Tuesday Jan. 20 at 2 PM Eastern
Presenter: Terrill Thompson from DO-IT at the University of Washingt
Read more and register at:
A lot of us have heard about the need to caption online videos, but may not have considered the whay they should presented
The following guide, Keys to Captioning, is a style guide to what the standards for captions are
It include topics such as placement, how many lines (2 lines max in most cases), switching voices, background music and other important topics.
FYI - Thanks to Wendy Mahan for pointing this out to me.