From: Carli Agostino [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: April 24, 2018 2:10 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Posting to Atlantic Provinces Library Association on behalf of
CAPAL WCAG Community of Practice 




I am reaching out to you as a member of CAPAL's WCAG 2.0 Community of
Practice. We are hosting a webinar on May 17th and are hoping to communicate
this to the members of the Atlantic Provinces Library Association, either
through your local list serv or through whatever your normal channels of
communication are. I hope that you are the correct person to contact for
this request. If not please direct me to the correct person. 


The message I would like to have shared is as follows (below the line). If
you have any questions or concerns please let me know. 


Register for CAPAL's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines community of
practice inaugural webinar for Global Accessibility Awareness Day!


"Making Library Computers and Browsers Automatically Adapt to Users who have
Trouble Using Them" 

Presented by Gregg Vanderheiden (PhD), Professor in the College of
Information Studies at the University of Maryland. 


When:  May 17th at 1:30pm (EST) 



University and college libraries are trying to support students of all ages
and abilities including a surprisingly large number who have invisible
cognitive, language, and learning (CLL) disabilities. Although many think of
accessibility as just for people with disabilities, there are many
strategies that can make computers easier to use that are more subtle - and
that can be useful to all users.  The goal is to allow anyone to sit down to
any computer they encounter and have the computer automatically be easier
for them to use - in a way that is seamless and discreet. This includes
those with visible disabilities and those that have trouble for any reason.
New developments hold promise not only for the development of better
accessibility and usability strategies, but, as importantly, ways to make it
possible to have the features people need show up instantly on any computer
- in a way that does not add to librarian loads.  This presentation will
discuss and demonstrate some of the new tools being introduced to help make
it easier to create and use solutions for this diverse group. 


Check out the video " <> Global
Public Inclusive Infrastructure" for a brief overview of Gregg's talk. Keep
in mind Gregg will cover more on its use with cognitive, language, and
learning disabilities.



Gregg Vanderheiden has worked in the area of technology and disability for
over 45 years and has been pioneer in cross-disability access to ICT of all
types.  His work can be found in Apple, Microsoft and IBM operating systems,
phones, Automated Postal Stations, Amtrak ticket machines, and airport
terminals. He co-chaired WCAG 1.0 and 2.0 working groups, and has worked
with over 50 companies and government advisory & planning committees on
issues of accessibility.  He received his Ph.D. in Technology in
Communication Rehabilitation and Child Development, an interdisciplinary
degree between the departments of Electrical Engineering, Communicative
Disorders, Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education and Educational
Psychology, from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. For a more detailed
biography on Dr. Vanderheiden, please visit his staff biography page at the
<> University of



Registration is now open to CAPAL members as well as other library
organizations. We recognize that this topic can seem overwhelming, and as
such we will provide registered attendees with a primer to introduce major
concepts and issues of WCAG 2.0. 


Please register through the form available at
<> Register for Global Accessibility
Awareness Day Webinar. 


While anyone can register for the webinar, spots are limited and CAPAL
members will be given priority.






Carli Agostino | Library Assistant 

E-Learning & Reserve Services | University of Guelph

McLaughlin Library | 50 Stone Rd E. | Guelph, ON | N1G 2W1 

University of Guelph 

519-824-4120 ext. 52563 | [log in to unmask]