[Athen] FW: Emerging Technologies: best practices for compliance.

Lissner, Scott Lissner.2 at osu.edu
Tue Jul 5 09:48:28 PDT 2011

I am pleased to announce that we a limited number of seats available for
CIO's Compliance Officers, Purchasing Officers from outside the state of


policy institute

Procuring, developing and implementing innovative enterprise

& learning technologies in compliance with ADA requirements

July 25th, 2011, 9:30 - 3:00pm

Michael E. Moritz College of Law's Saxbe Auditorium

The Ohio State University's Columbus Campus

55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors

participation is free for CIOs, Compliance & Purchasing Officers,

and other Institutional Leaders from Ohio Campuses

Featured Speakers

Daniel Goldstein, Jonathan Lazar & Tony Olivero

Remarks by: John Conley, Chief of P-20 Education Technology, The Ohio
Board of Regents

Sloan Spalding, Deputy Chancellor and General Counsel, The Ohio Board
of Regents


The Ohio Board of Regents


The Ohio State University's

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Digital Union, Learning Technology, Office of the CIO

DBTAC-Great Lakes ADA Center via funding provided by NIDRR.

The National Federation of the Blind

Technology permeates society - from apps to social networking; from
e-books to e-business and from recruitment to alumni development. And
technology is transforming both learning and teaching. Campus leaders
have the dual obligations of providing innovative and effective
technologies to their institutions while complying with the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Meeting this dual commitment is challenging for CIOs and Purchasing
departments, but necessary, as evidenced by recent guidance from the
Department of Education and recent litigation regarding the Kindle,
iTunes, various learning management systems, campus websites, and
digital publishing offerings.

The University System of Ohio prides itself on harnessing the best
technology has to offer to enhance teaching and learning, support
community and improve services through innovation. The University
System of Ohio is also a leader in ensuring equity and access to
education and has followed the application of the ADA requirements for
effective communication and program access to web-based communications,
software, and instructional technology. The obligation to provide
individuals with disabilities the opportunity "to acquire the same
information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same
services with substantially equivalent ease of use" is clear*.

With your leadership, your institution can be an ideal incubator for the
creative application of emerging technologies to instruction while
ensuring the benefits of innovation are provided to all students in a
fully integrated manner.

This workshop will help campus leaders innovate for all members of their
campuses and assure that technologies and software they purchase conform
to the guidelines of federal ADA legislation. The workshop presenters
include attorneys, educators, and pragmatic problem solvers. The
information presented will help campuses develop necessary policy,
procedures and a campus culture aware and sensitive to the accessibility

In addition to clear and concise information on necessary features of
effective campus policy, the workshop will focus on best practices for
campus audits and for getting faculty on-board with their obligations
and opportunities to serve the accessibility agenda. The workshop
features a panel of CIOs asking questions of our featured speaker,
demonstration and discussion of a case study of accessibility
considerations in the mobile learning environment, and opportunities for

This Workshop will help you:

* Understand the requirements for accessibility and how
accessibility interacts with innovations in instructional technology and
enterprise software;

* Structure conversations with your technology vendors such that
your purchases meet compliance guidelines and serve all members of your
campus community;

* Understand the barriers created by inaccessible educational
technology for students, faculty and staff with disabilities and how to
overcome them;

* Conduct an institutional technology audit to identify barriers
to access and develop a technology transition plan;

* Develop comprehensive policies from purchasing to posting
formats that integrate accessibility standards and procedures into
technology planning for your institution;

* Link the necessary expertise and authority (IT system
administration, adaptive technology, distance & on-line learning,
faculty Development, disability services, ...);

* Clarify the role of faculty and staff compliance efforts; and

* Identify resources to further inform your innovation and access

Principal Speakers

Daniel F. Goldstein

Is a partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy and has been practicing
disability rights law for nearly twenty-five years, principally on
behalf of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). Twelve years ago,
the NFB asked him to assist in devising and executing a strategy of
education, negotiation and litigation to make mainstream technology
accessible to the blind. Pursuant to that strategy, he has sought, among
other things, to increase the accessibility of the Internet with suits
against America Online and Target, and successful negotiations with
Amazon, eBay and Travelocity; to make consumer kiosks, such as ATMs,
accessible through suits against Diebold, Inc., Cardtronics, Inc., and a
number of banks; to make voting accessible through suits against states
and counties; and, to make mainstream digital book systems accessible
through suits against educational institutions that deployed the Kindle
e-book reader. Most recently, he secured a victory in the Ninth Circuit
assuring that blind test takers who use screen reader software as their
primary reading method are entitled to use such software in high stakes
testing. Before setting up his private practice in 1982, he was an
Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland for six years where
he prosecuted white-collar crimes.

Jonathan Lazar

Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University.
He is the founder and director of the Universal Usability Laboratory at
Towson University, and currently serves as director of the
undergraduate Information Systems program. His research focuses on
issues related to web usability and web accessibility for people with
impairments and his interests include the intersection of human-computer
interaction and public policy. Dr. Lazar has authored over 80 refereed
publications on the topics of web usability, assistive technology, user
error and frustration, and user-centered design methods. His most recent
authored book is "Web Usability: A User-Centered Design Approach"
published by Addison-Wesley in 2006, and his most recent edited book is
"Universal Usability: Designing Computer Interfaces for Diverse User
Populations" published by John Wiley and Sons in 2007. He is co-author
of the new book "Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction," to be
published in 2010 by John Wiley and Sons. He currently serves as chair
of the ACM SIGCHI US Public Policy Committee, and also serves on the
editorial boards of Universal Access in the Information Society and
Interacting with Computers.

Tony Olivero

Access Technology Specialist, National Federation of the Blind
Tony Olivero is an Access Technology Specialist with the National
Federation of the Blind Access Technology Team. Tony is currently
working towards his bachelor of Science in Computer and Information
Systems at the University of Maryland University College. Before joining
the Access Technology Team, he worked as an Information Systems Support
Technician for the Wisconsin School for the Blind, a freelance small
business IT consultant and blindness technology trainer, and a Resource
Specialist (the official title for a position that involved IT and
telephone systems, directly working with clients, and supervising
service and fund-raising staff) at the Independent Living Center of
Eastern Indiana.


To reserve a space please e-mail L. Scott Lissner (Lissner.2 at osu.edu
<mailto:Lissner.2 at osu.edu> ) with your name, title and institution.

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