WCUG Meetng Minutes 2-28-2013
|Accessibility Demonstration||Rose Sloan|
|Cascade Training-Writing for The Web||Jill Brazel|
|Q & A||Nina Modi|
Introduction of Attendees
Attendees were asked to:
- Introduce themselves, including department and role
- Provide expectations of the group meeting
Introduction to Meeting
Welcome to the group and we appreciate the participation. Our goal for these monthly group meetings is to provide training, resources, information and guidance so that each department will have all the support to maintain and enhance their websites. We encourage everyone to attend as many meetings as possible.
- The minutes from each our WCUG meetings are posted as a resource to you to review our discussions.
- The Embed Content Policy has been launched. When you are considering implementing a third party resource on your site, please contact SAIT to get set up and we can determine if it is accessible, all options and ultimately the best way to fit your needs. Also keep in mind training for others in your department in case someone leaves, it will be maintainable.
- Our Training Section has also been launched to cover Cascade, AXIS TV, RMS, and HR Computer Applications.
- Provide feedback to Nina Modi, email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose Sloan-Demonstration of ZoomText and Enlarging Screens for legally blind
Rose Sloan is a senior (SESP) and legally blind. There are several resources for her to use to view text on screens, some easier than others. She showed in depth the process she goes through trying to read content on a website.
She showed the way the mouse needs to work, even seeing the mouse by making it a color rather than the usual small arrow.
Different browsers offer different options for her to view the content on a screen.
She demonstrated how when enlarging a screen on the NU main site, content begins to blend together making it very difficult to make sense of. Going to CAESAR to view her grades she can't view radio buttons making it impossible to locate what she needs to get to. Rose offered to check sites for us if you are interested in making sure your pages are easy for her to read. Contact Alison May if you would like to have Rose look at your site.
Her takeaway suggestions are:
- Keep your content as simple as possible.
- Easy to find content is more important than 'pretty'
- Word Docs are more accessible than PDF's so use both
- Images are fine if you use captions
- Would prefer scrolling down than across
Jill briefly reviewed the important elements of Writing for the Web in context of Rose's demonstration, keeping text concise and making content as easy to get to as possible.
|Nina Modi||Information Technology||Yes|
|Chris Walker||Information Technology||Yes|
|Hao Luo||Information Technology||Yes|
|Alison May||Students With Disabilities||Yes|
|Jeremy Hopkins||Career Services||Yes|
|Kelli Conkey||Career Services||No|
|Hope Wallace||Center For Student Involvement||Yes|
|Courtney Brooks Albinson||Counseling And Psychological Services||No|
|Candice Marie Grant||Counseling And Psychological Services||No|
|Chael Wright-Isak||Communications And Events Planning||Yes|
|Melissa Goldstein||Dean Of Students||Yes|
|Andress Carrasquillo||Food Service||No|
|Lopa Avant Patel||Graduate Housing||No|
|Suzie Campbell||Health Promotion And Wellness||No|
|Lesley Ann Brown||Inclusion And Campus Community||No|
|Anthony C. Kirchmeier||Living Off Campus||Yes|
|Jessica Marie Torro||Marketing||Yes|
|Barbara Colleen Keefe||Multicultural Student Affairs||Yes|
|Daphne Nwankpa||Multicultural Student Affairs||Yes|
|Joshua McKenzie||Student And Parent Programming||Yes|
|Eric Budzynski||Religious Life||No|
|Mark D-Arienzo||Residential Services||Yes|
|Paul Hubinsky||Residential Services||No|
|Bernard W. Foster||Saferide||Yes|
|James R. Neumeister||Student Conduct And Conflict Resolution||No|
|Lance Watson||Student Conduct And Conflict Resolution||No|
|Jessica Lane Watson||Student Engagement||Yes|
Questions contact Nina Modi: