[Athen] Accessibility Sprint During AHEAD Pre-conference

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Wed Jun 18 12:17:23 PDT 2014

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Accessibility Sprint Co-sponsored by
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), California State
University Accessible Technology Initiative (CSU ATI), and the High Tech
Center Training Unit of the California Community Colleges (HTCTU of the

Hello Colleagues!

Margaret Mead is reported to have said, "
<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/margaretme100502.html> Never
doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the
world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

We are looking for that small group of thoughtful, committed individuals who
would like to change the current state of accessibility and help us develop
strategies to move toward full inclusion.

If you are such a one, please come participate in a free day-long
Accessibility Collaborative Sprint on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, during the
AHEAD pre-conference in Sacramento, CA. If you know someone who might wish
to join us, please pass this invitation along.

Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center; Third Floor
Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary
RSVP to HTCTU Admin Assistant Jasper Haze at jhaze at htctu.net or
(This meeting is free, and you do not have to be registered for the AHEAD
conference to attend.)

The Sprint is an opportunity to bring together others in the field of
accessibility with the goal of taking a real step forward in promoting
collaboration among individuals, institutions, and non-profit organizations
to more effectively solve the common challenges that we face in making
materials and technology accessible to all individuals. The AHEAD conference
theme is Access Always in All Ways, and we would like to use this Sprint to
build on that theme to capture ideas, develop strategies, and generate a
roadmap for advancing accessibility.

Post-secondary institutions have common accessibility goals, as well as a
common desire to collaborate to meet those goals. This Sprint will help to
develop an infrastructure for collaboration and effective problem solving.
You are invited to share your expertise and creative vision of how to
promote mainstream accessibility. By the end of the Sprint, we hope to
create small agile project groups that will work together to develop
creative solutions to the accessibility challenges that we all face.

Bottom line, we want to share our skills and expertise to make accessibility
happen more easily.

We hope that you would like to join us at the Sprint and to collaborate with
us as we begin gathering the issues that we will focus on during the day of
the Sprint. To facilitate communication, we have created the Post-secondary
Accessibility Collaborative (PAC) listserv, hosted by the HTCTU.

To join the listserv and become part of the discussion, please use the link
below. Please feel free to join the list even if you cannot be with us in
person at the Sprint. The agenda for the Sprint will be posted to the


Scroll down to the PAC list. Click the subscribe button to the right of the
list name.

The list will send you an e-mail. Please respond to the e-mail to confirm
your membership on the list.

Please RSVP ASAP if you will attend the Sprint in Sacramento so that we can
get an accurate count for lunch. To RSVP, please call or e-mail HTCTU Admin
Assistant, Jasper Haze:

jhaze at htctu.net


If you have questions, please feel free to contact us:

Cheryl Pruitt

cpruitt at calstate.edu


Gaeir Dietrich

gdietrich at htctu.net


Thank you!

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