[Athen] ISIS accessibility

Saroj Primlani saroj_primlani at ncsu.edu
Tue Oct 28 12:53:27 PDT 2008

At NC State we are also using PeopleSoft for the SIS and it is a mess. Our
developers are really knowledgeable and accessibility savvy but we have not
been able to find a solution to create a UI within the product to make it
accessible to screen reader and keyboard only users. We are currently
exploring different options including a "accessible" UI outside the system
but that presents multiple challenges both in development time and
maintenance. The developers are planning to get the discussion started with
PeopleSoft. Would be good to create a coalition like we have done with
BlackBoard to make them change their development environment.
Saroj Primlani
Coordinator of University IT Accessibility
Office of Information Technology
919 513 4087

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Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 14:26:28 -0500
From: "Heidi Scher" <hascherdss at gmail.com>
Subject: [Athen] ISIS accessibility
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Hello fellow ATHENites!

Just curious as to which schools are using the PeopleSoft product ISIS for
student information across the campus? What, if any, tweaks have you been
able to implement to make it a little more accessible for students using

Any suggestions would be greatly helpful!

Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Associate Director
Center for Educational Access
University of Arkansas
ARKU 104
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479.575.7445 fax
479.575.3646 tdd


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Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 14:58:10 -0600
From: "Howard Kramer" <hkramer at colorado.edu>
Subject: [Athen] AHG proctoring volunteers, new ATHEN members, ATHEN
meeting at AHG
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Hello All:

A couple of questions, all of them important:

1 - should I post information on the conference site about the ATHEN
meeting? Will this be at 6:30 on Nov. 13 (Thurs)? Do you have a specific
blurb you want me to post?

2 - I could use volunteer proctors. For those of you attending and willing
to do this, please look through the schedule and let me know if there are
particular sessions you're willing to do. FYI - the proctor gives out the
evaluation forms and goes for help for the speaker if needed. The latest
schedule is posted on the conference site:
http://www.colorado.edu/atconference/ .

3 - I thought doing some type of recognition/memorial for John Slatin & Dick
Banks would be appropriate. Norm had sent me some video of Dick. What do
others think - a flyer in the packet? Does anyone want to take the lead on

4 - FYI - As of a few weeks ago, there were 14 new ATHEN sign-ups via the


Howard Kramer
AT Lab Coordinator
AHG Conference Coordinator
fax: 492-5601
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