WebMedia March 1, 2000
(EASI's media newsletter)
We cover Internet media dealing with educational technologies and/or also
information technology for people with disabilities. This includes audio
and video presentations on these topics available on the Internet.
In this issue:
1 URL Correction
2 TLT Group PowerPoint Slides
3 EASI Webcast on NSF Programs for Persons with Disabilities
4 EASI Webcast: "Kids Talk with Kids" (program done by students)
5 EASI Webcast on Making Libraries More Accessible
6 American Council for the Blind Internet Radio
7 Announcement: Online workshop on Making Campuses Accessible to All
Students and also "how to subscribe to WebMedia".
1 We listed the incorrect last issue for Onaroll Radio. It is:
2 The TLT Group has a series of PowerPoint presentations posted on its
web. These are from talks given by its president, Steve Gilbert, at
campuses and conferences across the country.
EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) has three more weekly
webcasts being posted early this month. These will be on EASI's
3 Thursday March 2 Larry Scadden interviews Martha Absher from Duke
received one of the first Presidential awards for Mentoring in science,
engineering and math. Martha is the director of outreach for the school of
engineering at Duke. She also served in one of the National Science
Foundation's research centers as director of outreach. Martha talks about
many of the projects she has lead in the area of diversity and access to
science, engineering and math.
4 This is a home made video by a group of students talking together about
what it means to them to be disabled and in college.
5 Thursday March 9, interview with Thomas Dowling from OhioLINK a
consortium of over 60 academic libraries in Ohio. OhioLINK is an online
interface to digital resources. They have deliberately worked to make
their online materials accessible to patrons with disabilities.
Note EASI's webcasts are transcribed for the deaf and for users who want a
text transcript. Back issues are available on the Webcast Archives, but
the archives may not be available till March.
6 American Council for the Blind (ACB) has begun broadcasting on the
Internet items related to the interests of people who are blind. The site
hosts both live webcasts and a growing archive of multimedia materials.
7 Workshop announcement: March 13 begins the next online workshop on
making schools and colleges information and computer systems accessible to
students with disabilities. With computers penetrating the entire campus,
this is increasingly urgent.
workshop can be taken any time and anywhere. For a syllabus, fees and
registration, go to
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EASI's online workshop on accessible Web design,
Barrier-free Web Design, begins Feb. 22.
Making your Web pages accessible is the right thing to do,
and it is the law. For information, go to
http://www.rit.edu/~easi and click on workshops.