[Athen] Fwd: google apps for education accessibility complaints
alice.anderson at doit.wisc.edu
Wed Mar 16 05:38:57 PDT 2011
for all attending CSUN - the Google response:
"We have more to do. At CSUN 2011, we're looking forward to more insights
about how to make Android, Chrome and Google Apps better enabled for
people who rely on assistive technologies like screen readers."
I look forward to hearing from CSUN attendees how the Google conversation evolves ...
thanks to all,
TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM
Division of Information Technology (DoIT)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1210 West Dayton Street (3124)
Madison, WI 53706
On Mar 15, 2011, at 6:13 PM, Wink Harner wrote:
> That was timely, Shawn. I just forwarded the info on the NFB complaint to our “powers” here at MCC. They’re trying to make it our office’s responsibility for access, when it is the college who authorizes the purchase & adoption of the inaccessible software…ugh!
> At least now, thanks to your contributions, a few things to send to them about the reality of access. Thanks again for sharing.
> From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On Behalf Of Shawn Foster
> Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:58 PM
> To: athen at athenpro.org
> Subject: Re: [Athen] Fwd: google apps for education accessibility complaints
> Since our university adopted Google Apps this year, I've been looking into both the benefits and barriers of Google Apps for students with disabilities. The ones I've reviewed so far are on my blog. If you're looking for a thorough accessibility review, though, there's an excellent one of the different Docs apps available from ADOD.
> Hope that helps.
> Shawn Foster, MA
> Assistive Technology Consultant
> (541)552-6219 (fax)
> "Working collaboratively as advocates for student success."
> Please consider the environment before you print this email.
> >>> On 3/15/2011 at 3:30 PM, in message <1611338899.982313.1300228220295.JavaMail.root at mail02.pantherlink.uwm.edu>, <hirschma at uwm.edu> wrote:
> Unfortunately this doesn't say what the actual issues were.
> From a University of Wisconsin List serve
> "Design for People with Disabilities is Better Design for Everyone"
> Aura M. Hirschman, MS, CRC
> Outreach and Training Coordinator
> R2D2 Center, Enderis Hall, Room 135
> University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
> P.O. Box 413
> Milwaukee, WI 53211-0413
> (414) 229-1139
> Fax (414) 229-6843
> TTY (414) 229-5628
> Athen mailing list
> Athen at athenpro.org
More information about the athen-list