Steering Committee Meeting Minutes November 17, 2010

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

Notes

  1. General Update
    1. Announcements:
      1. AccessU West 2011-January 10 – 12, 2011 in San Jose - see website for details http://www.knowbility.org/accessu-west/.
      2. Sandy Destiny will be attending ATI steering committee meetings in lieu of Dan Condron and Susan Kashack.
      3. Jack Nguyen reported that the work on transferring textbooks and other teaching materials to accessible formats is ongoing. He reported that we now have approximately 28 thousand textbook pages converted but that number does not include other reading materials required by some instructors.
      4. Update from ATI Central, Executive Sponsors conference conversation, 10-14-10. Continued discussion of ATI Annual Report – due date extended to December 10, 2010. Instructions are provided on the CalState ATI website for each of the three ATI areas that will constitute the report. Submission of the report will be made on a web form. Barbara Moore will submit the report for Priority I, Barbara Butler for Priority 2, and Ruth McDonnell for Priority 3.
  2. Current status and efforts (updates)
    1. Priority 1 (Administrative Web Accessibility) - Barbara Moore reported that SSU now has in place a contract for new software for checking websites for accessibility. It is called Compliance Sheriff. It replaces Acc Monitor by the same vendor, HiSoftware. She also reported that the redesigned SSU website is reaching completion and it will, of course, be accessible. Web Advisory Team is finishing up web standards.
    2. Priority 2 (Instructional Materials Accessibility) - no report
    3. Priority 3 (E & IT Procurement) – no report
  3. Workshops and training

ATI Professional Development for Accessible Technology
http://teachingcommons.cdl.edu/access/
We reviewed the ATI Professional Development site as a group. Demonstrated the “Documents and Multimedia” tab and the link to “Accessibility Checklists.” One example found that seemed to be “user friendly” is the checklist posted at Sacramento State. A suggestion was made to use this checklist as a template, customize it for SSU and add to the campus ATI website. Discussion ensued on best ways to direct campus faculty to the CSU Accessibility website. Also mentioned was the need to update the SSU ATI website.

Also discussed was the best time to rejuvenate a “campaign” promoting ATI goals at SSU. Barbara suggested that the reintroduction should probably take place after the revised baseline is set sometime in Spring 2011.

She also felt it would be a good idea to remind faculty about the Accessible Syllabus template as a basic accessibility step. Deborah Roberts thought it might be good to promulgate the message through the Curriculum Committees of each department.

Barbara summarized the conversation by suggesting that we look to the Fall of 2011 to guide our work toward the goals established by the new baseline. She added that the campuses will have three years to comply with the new baseline.