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2019 Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Virtual Conference

About the Virtual Conference

The 2019 Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Virtual Conference will be live streamed at 4 CUNY schools this year from November 20th-22nd.

You may drop in for all or any of the many interesting sessions; attending the full conference is not required.  Even though you may attend only the sessions you want, an RSVP form is forthcoming so that we know how many people to expect at each viewing. For now, just save the above dates on your calendar.

This virtual conference is open to all members of the CUNY community, including faculty, staff and students.  The conference is most relevant for those who work in Disability Services, IT, graphic design, marketing, library, instructional design, as well as faculty and students who are interested in learning more about this subject and applying what they learn on their campuses or towards future careers. 

Sample topics and programs from previous years include:

  • Web, PDF, Microsoft Office, LMS and CMS accessibility
  • Captioning
  • Legal requirements and how to meet them
  • Technical standards, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, etc.
  • Procurement
  • Adaptive technology
  • STEM accessibility
  • A Strategy for Inclusive Accessibility Testing for Novices and Experts
  • Not so Fast!  Implementing Accessibility Reviews in a University’s IT Software Review Process

The virtual conference program will be announced on the conference website, usually at the end of September. We will send that out when available. 

Dates and Times:

You are welcome to drop in any time; attending the full conference is not required.  RSVP to reserve your spot is forthcoming.  

  • Wed Nov 20: 10am-6:30PM EST
  • Thurs Nov 21: 10am-7PM EST
  • Fri Nov 22: 11:15am-2:45PM EST

(Note: If you look at the conference website, you will see times are listed in Mountain Time there)

Locations to view Virtual Conference*:

College of Staten Island

  • Video Conference Room, 1L-220A and Ancillary Conference Room, 1L-218E
  • Here are Directions and Parking if needed.
    • Take the library’s main elevator or staircase to the second floor. From the elevator,  turn left and then bear right towards the 2nd floor group study rooms.  From the stairs, turn  right  and proceed ahead to the group study rooms. You will see signs for both rooms on the right-hand side.

CUNY School of Professional Studies

119 W.31st Street
New York, NY 100014th Floor, Room 414 & 416

Turn left at the elevator bank and you will find the classrooms at the end of the hall on the right

Kingsborough Community College

2001 Oriental Blvd
Academic Village rooms, V202 and V219

  • Take the elevator to the second floor, make a left, room V219 is the first door on the left.
  • For room V202 make a left off the elevator, then a right, V202 will be the second door on the left after you pass the stair case. 

Lehman College

Location TBA

*Sorry, due to the agreement with the conference producers, remote access at other locations is not available.  Access to high quality recording of the conference will be available approximately 2 months after the conference for a limited number of individuals, generally including those who attend in person.

Accessibility:

The conference has captioning.  Most handouts and PowerPoints are posted on the conference website and can be accessed before the sessions.  Contact information for additional accessibility needs will be forthcoming.

  • This event was made possible by a collaboration between CUNY IT Accessibility Task Force, the CUNY LD Project, College of Staten Island Department of the Library with support from CSI Media Services and CSI Center for Student Accessibility, Hunter College Library, Kingsborough Community College’s Office of Information Technology Services, Library Services and Access-Ability Services, Lehman College and The School of Professional Studies.

Save the Date! Learn all about Creating Accessible Media, Web and Technology

2019 Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Virtual Conference

About the Virtual Conference

The 2019 Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Virtual Conference will be live streamed at 4 CUNY schools this year from November 20th-22nd.

You may drop in for all or any of the many interesting sessions; attending the full conference is not required.  Even though you may attend only the sessions you want, an RSVP form is forthcoming so that we know how many people to expect at each viewing. For now, just save the above dates on your calendar.

This virtual conference is open to all members of the CUNY community, including faculty, staff and students.  The conference is most relevant for those who work in Disability Services, IT, graphic design, marketing, library, instructional design, as well as faculty and students who are interested in learning more about this subject and applying what they learn on their campuses or towards future careers. 

Sample topics and programs from previous years include:

  • Web, PDF, Microsoft Office, LMS and CMS accessibility
  • Captioning
  • Legal requirements and how to meet them
  • Technical standards, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, etc.
  • Procurement
  • Adaptive technology
  • STEM accessibility
  • A Strategy for Inclusive Accessibility Testing for Novices and Experts
  • Not so Fast!  Implementing Accessibility Reviews in a University’s IT Software Review Process

The virtual conference program will be announced on the conference website, usually at the end of September. We will send that out when available. 

Dates and Times:

You are welcome to drop in any time; attending the full conference is not required.  RSVP to reserve your spot is forthcoming.  

  • Wed Nov 20: 10am-6:30PM EST
  • Thurs Nov 21: 10am-7PM EST
  • Fri Nov 22: 11:15am-2:45PM EST

(Note: If you look at the conference website, you will see times are listed in Mountain Time there)

Locations to view Virtual Conference*:

College of Staten Island

  • Video Conference Room, 1L-220A and Ancillary Conference Room, 1L-218E
  • Here are Directions and Parking if needed.
    • Take the library’s main elevator or staircase to the second floor. From the elevator,  turn left and then bear right towards the 2nd floor group study rooms.  From the stairs, turn  right  and proceed ahead to the group study rooms. You will see signs for both rooms on the right-hand side.

CUNY School of Professional Studies

119 W.31st Street
New York, NY 100014th Floor, Room 414 & 416

Turn left at the elevator bank and you will find the classrooms at the end of the hall on the right

Kingsborough Community College

2001 Oriental Blvd
Academic Village rooms, V202 and V219

  • Take the elevator to the second floor, make a left, room V219 is the first door on the left.
  • For room V202 make a left off the elevator, then a right, V202 will be the second door on the left after you pass the stair case. 

Lehman College

Location TBA

*Sorry, due to the agreement with the conference producers, remote access at other locations is not available.  Access to high quality recording of the conference will be available approximately 2 months after the conference for a limited number of individuals, generally including those who attend in person.

Accessibility:

The conference has captioning.  Most handouts and PowerPoints are posted on the conference website and can be accessed before the sessions.  Contact information for additional accessibility needs will be forthcoming.

  • This event was made possible by a collaboration between CUNY IT Accessibility Task Force, the CUNY LD Project, College of Staten Island Department of the Library with support from CSI Media Services and CSI Center for Student Accessibility, Hunter College Library, Kingsborough Community College’s Office of Information Technology Services, Library Services and Access-Ability Services, Lehman College and The School of Professional Studies.

Save the Date! Learn all about Creating Accessible Media, Web and Technology

2019 Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Virtual Conference

About the Virtual Conference

The 2019 Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Virtual Conference will be live streamed at 4 CUNY schools this year from November 20th-22nd.

You may drop in for all or any of the many interesting sessions; attending the full conference is not required.  Even though you may attend only the sessions you want, an RSVP form is forthcoming so that we know how many people to expect at each viewing. For now, just save the above dates on your calendar.

This virtual conference is open to all members of the CUNY community, including faculty, staff and students.  The conference is most relevant for those who work in Disability Services, IT, graphic design, marketing, library, instructional design, as well as faculty and students who are interested in learning more about this subject and applying what they learn on their campuses or towards future careers. 

Sample topics and programs from previous years include:

  • Web, PDF, Microsoft Office, LMS and CMS accessibility
  • Captioning
  • Legal requirements and how to meet them
  • Technical standards, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, etc.
  • Procurement
  • Adaptive technology
  • STEM accessibility
  • A Strategy for Inclusive Accessibility Testing for Novices and Experts
  • Not so Fast!  Implementing Accessibility Reviews in a University’s IT Software Review Process

The virtual conference program will be announced on the conference website, usually at the end of September. We will send that out when available. 

Dates and Times:

You are welcome to drop in any time; attending the full conference is not required.  RSVP to reserve your spot is forthcoming.  

  • Wed Nov 20: 10am-6:30PM EST
  • Thurs Nov 21: 10am-7PM EST
  • Fri Nov 22: 11:15am-2:45PM EST

(Note: If you look at the conference website, you will see times are listed in Mountain Time there)

Locations to view Virtual Conference*:

College of Staten Island

  • Video Conference Room, 1L-220A and Ancillary Conference Room, 1L-218E
  • Here are Directions and Parking if needed.
    • Take the library’s main elevator or staircase to the second floor. From the elevator,  turn left and then bear right towards the 2nd floor group study rooms.  From the stairs, turn  right  and proceed ahead to the group study rooms. You will see signs for both rooms on the right-hand side.

CUNY School of Professional Studies

119 W.31st Street
New York, NY 100014th Floor, Room 414 & 416

Turn left at the elevator bank and you will find the classrooms at the end of the hall on the right

Kingsborough Community College

2001 Oriental Blvd
Academic Village rooms, V202 and V219

  • Take the elevator to the second floor, make a left, room V219 is the first door on the left.
  • For room V202 make a left off the elevator, then a right, V202 will be the second door on the left after you pass the stair case. 

Lehman College

Location TBA

*Sorry, due to the agreement with the conference producers, remote access at other locations is not available.  Access to high quality recording of the conference will be available approximately 2 months after the conference for a limited number of individuals, generally including those who attend in person.

Accessibility:

The conference has captioning.  Most handouts and PowerPoints are posted on the conference website and can be accessed before the sessions.  Contact information for additional accessibility needs will be forthcoming.

  • This event was made possible by a collaboration between CUNY IT Accessibility Task Force, the CUNY LD Project, College of Staten Island Department of the Library with support from CSI Media Services and CSI Center for Student Accessibility, Hunter College Library, Kingsborough Community College’s Office of Information Technology Services, Library Services and Access-Ability Services, Lehman College and The School of Professional Studies.

Taking Your OER Program to the Next Level

Come hear Cailean Cooney, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, talk about City Tech’s OER program at this ACRL/NY event!

ACRL/NY members, please join the Open Access Discussion Group for an event on OERs May 17, 2019 from 3 to 4 pm at Mercy Manhattan. 

Five years ago City Tech Library launched our OER initiative to provide faculty with the opportunity to replace traditional textbooks with curated cost-free / OER course materials publicly accessible via the college’s open-source digital platform, the OpenLab. With new grant funding from NY State beginning in September 2017, the program has quickly expanded. This event will provide an introduction to our faculty programming, and will discuss the successes, failures, and lessons learned. Participants will learn how our programming has evolved to support faculty to create OERs that are usable, and accessible, in addition to covering important, often thorny overarching concepts about open educational resources including copyright, Creative Commons licenses, and fair use. Cailean will share some of the learning materials developed to help faculty become more comfortable with conceptual and practical aspects of OER. Participants will get a chance to test drive resources for themselves.

This event is free and open to current members of ACRL/NY only. Become a member! Not sure if you are a current member? Contact sbaschnikw@oldwestbury.edu.

When: May 17, 2019, 3-4 PM
Where: Mercy Manhattan, 66 W 35th St, New York, NY, Room 723 
directions
RSVP by May 14:  https://forms.gle/AtptPrfxWtDrCjXR6

Please RSVP to ensure that you are on our Security Desk List, and please bring ID to show at the Security Desk as well.

Open Educational Resources Information Session

Do you have questions about Open Educational Resources (OER)? Join our Faculty Workshop on Tuesday, October 2nd, where we will be discussing OER at CityTech.
 
You may have heard that New York State is currently funding an additional $4 million grant towards the integration of OER within courses at both SUNY and CUNY. Besides being a cost-effective alternative to traditional textbooks, OER are often appreciated by faculty as a flexible, customizable format that can offer more up-to-date content.
 
At this drop-in workshop, we’ll take a look examples OER, talk about zero-textbook cost (ZTC) courses, ways to include these resources in the classroom, and more! Find out more information, ask questions, and explore whether you’d like to become more involved in the development of OER at CityTech.
 
 

RSVP

Elvis Bakaitis, Adjunct Librarian at ebakaitis@citytech.cuny.edu
 

City Tech Online Seminar with OER module

This online seminar runs fully online from Thursday, September 27th, through Thursday, November 15th. There is one optional face-to-face meeting on Thursday, September 27th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Learn how to design your online course syllabus, make use of Open Educational Resources (OERs), assess blended courses, and communicate with students online. Participation is required for faculty who will be teaching partially online (hybrid) and fully online courses and who have not previously taught online.

 

To Register

Email Dr. Karen Lundstrem 

Faculty Workshop: Open Educational Resources

OER Faculty Workshop

Do you have questions about Open Educational Resources (OER)? At this drop-in workshop, we’ll take a look at examples of OER, talk about zero-textbook cost (ZTC) courses, and more! A great way to find out more information about these topics, and see if you’d like to become more involved in OER at City Tech.

 

City Tech Online Seminar with OER module

This online seminar runs fully online Thursday, March 8th, through Wednesday, May 2nd. There is one optional face-to-face meeting on Thursday, March 8th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (There is no class during spring break.) Learn how to design your online course syllabus, make use of Open Educational Resources (OERs), assess blended courses, and communicate with students online. Participation is required for faculty who will be teaching partially online (hybrid) and fully online courses and who have not previously taught online. Note that the seminar will be taught by Dr. Karen Lundstrem and Professor Cailean Cooney.

To register, email klundstrem@citytech.cuny.edu

Library Workshop: Copyright for Teaching, Scholarship, and Open Educational Resources

Is it ethical to post an article to Blackboard if it’s not available online? Should you sign a restrictive author agreement with a publisher? Is it legal to show students a film in class?

As part of teaching and scholarly practices, we routinely confront (or ignore) the challenges introduced by copyright. This workshop will demystify copyright misconceptions and introduce practical solutions for the common copyright challenges you confront as a teacher and scholar. Refreshments will be served.

Copyright for Teaching