2017 BigTen Academic Alliance: Information Technology Accessibility Group (ITAG) Meeting

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Dates

Wednesday, March 29th 12:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday, March 30th, 8:00am-12:00pm

Location

Huff Hall
Room 114
1206 S 4th St
Champaign, IL 61820

Parking

Please allow an extra 1/2 hour to park at the Hotel.  

A DRES shuttle will transport people to Huff Hall and back.

It is also about 20 minute walk from the Hotel to Huff Hall if people want some exercise.

Joining On-line

All of the sessions be available on-line using Skype for Business.

Connection URL for Wednesday: https://meet.illinois.edu/clblew/72CKNHGT

Join by phone:

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  • Conference ID: 49183472

Connection URL for Thursday: https://meet.illinois.edu/clblew/KN85P856

Join by phone

  • +1 217 332 6338 (Site1-Dialin-region)                           English (United States)
  • +1 312 994 8410 (Site1-Dialin-region)                           English (United States)  
  • +1 888 983 3631 (Site1-Dialin-region)                           English (United States)  
  • Conference ID: 108938

Agenda

Tuesday Evening
Time Topic
6:30pm Meet in hotel lobby for an informal  group dinner for those in town on Tuesday evening.
Agenda on Wednesday
Time Topic
10:00am-11:30am

Pre-Meeting Workshop
Open Source Web Accessibility Tools
 
Online Web Accessibility Training  
(led by Jon Gunderson)

12:00pm-12:30pm Lunch

12:30pm-1:00pm

Welcome and Introductions
1:00pm-2:30pm

Panel Session on Institutional IT Accessibility Policies and Implementation Plans

  • Peter Bossley. OSU
  • Nathan Evans, MSU
  • Hadi Rangin, University of Washington
  • Sean Reynolds, CIO, Northwestern
  • Christian Vinten-Johansen, PSU
  • Bill Welsh, Rutgers
2:30pm-2:45pm Break
2:45pm-3:45pm

Collaboration with Vendors
Discussion lead by Peter Bossley

  • Sharing vendor information
  • Devleopment of a resource to describe accessibility features of vended products
  • Track accessibility issues and updates
  • Access restrictions to BTAA insitutions
  • Discussion of this project as a potential ITAG project sponsored by the CIOs
 
3:45pm-4:00pm Break
4:00pm-5:00pm
Accessibility 101 Overview and Feedback
  • Todd Weissenberger, Iowa
  • Scott Marshall, Minnesota
6:30pm

Group Dinner (optional)

Group dinner at Big Grove Tavern in downtown Champaign

Agenda for Thursday
Time Topic
8:00am-8:30am

NOTE:  The conference hotel includes a made-to-order breakfast, so please give some time to eat before 8:00am.

Continential Breakfast items and coffess at Huff Hall

8:30am-9:10am

Student Sourced Captioning using ClassTranscribe

Lawrence Angrave (Computer Science) and students from his course

Abstract

ClassTranscribe is an open-source, web-based platform that leverages crowdsourcing to address the problem of accurate, reliable and fast transcriptions of lectures. Lecturers specify a particular audio or video file and a series of associated student transcribers. The file is then broken up into transcription tasks and distributed with redundancy amongst the student transcribers. Lastly, the completed tasks are intelligently reassembled into a complete transcription. Completed transcriptions provide search functionality that augments existing lecture recordings and enable enhanced educational features including closed captioning. The resulting conceptual understanding gained from the act of transcribing has been shown to be enticing [1] and serves as a core motivation for students to participate. ClassTranscribe has been deployed in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign CS 241 Systems Programming course. 35 students collectively transcribed every CS 241 lecture recorded during the Spring 2015 semester using the ClassTranscribe platform. 141 students, or 68% of enrolled students in the course, used the transcription-enabled search and video captioning features on ClassTranscribe. On average, students used ClassTranscribe for 7 minutes and 50 seconds and averaged 8.85 searches over the course of the semester. Student search term frequency data illuminated areas of confusion and enabled more targeted and effective review sessions. Test scores of participating student transcribers were recorded and used to obtain preliminary results pertaining to correlations between learning and transcribing that will be presented at the conference. We have published the source code of ClassTranscribe online at [2] and a working demonstration at http://classtranscribe.com.

References

[1] Tim Causer, Justin Tonra, Valerie Wallace, “Transcription maximized; expense minimized? Crowdsourcing and editing The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham,” Literary and Linguistic Computing, 27(2), pp. 119-137.

[2] ClassTranscribe, ClassTranscribe [Online] 2015. Available: https://github.com/cs-education/classTranscribe (Accessed: 29 May 2015)

9:10am-9:20am Break
9:20am-10:00am

Update and plans for BTAA IT Accessibility Purchasing Policy and Implementation Working Group
Discussion lead by Nathan Evans, Jane Berliss-Vincent and Daniel Szajna

  • Progress
  • Discussion
    • Low hanging fruit for immediate impact
    • Long term needs for accessible purchasing
    • Training and compency
    • Barriers that need to be addressed for accessible purchasing practices
  • Goals for next year
10:00am-10:10am Break
10:10am-10:50am

E-text@illinois an Accessible E-book Success Story

Milind Basole and Yury Borukhovich, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

This session will discuss a unique University of Illinois resource to provide customized, affordable and accessible e-books to students on your campus.  Milind and Yuri will discuss how they built accessibility into their work flow from the beginning of the project and how this service could be used on your campus.  There are over 30 interactive e-books from available from e-text@illinois.edu.

More information at:
https://etext.illinois.edu/

 

10:50am-11:00am Break
11:00am-11:30pm

Planning and Priorties for Next Year (Carrie Nelson)

  • Review current working group progress and plans
  • New or changes in working groups based on FTF meeting
  • BTAA 2017 Tech Forum at Indiana participation
11:30am-11:45am Closing remarks
12:00pm-1:00pm

Beckwith Tour (Optional)

Optional Lunch with Beckwith program Staff and Students at Ikenberry Commons Dining Hall  and Tour of Nugent Hall accessible dorm rooms

1:15pm-2:15pm

Disability Services Tour (Optional)

Optional Tour of Disability Resources and Education Services located at Rehabilitation Education Center, 1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign.

  • Academic lab
  • Paralymic training center
  • Text conversion
  • Captioning services
  • Testing accommodation center
  • Transportation services

Participants

  • Ana Palla-Kane, Maryland
  • Angie Anderson, Illinois
  • Ann Fredricksen, Illinois
  • Bill Welsh, Rutgers
  • Bob Crisler, Nebraska
  • Brandon Werner, Michigan
  • Brian Boyle, Illinois
  • Brian Richwine, Indiana
  • Carrie Nelson, Wisconsin
  • Charlie Collick, Rutgers
  • Christian Johansen, PSU
  • Christy Blew, Illinois
  • Cindy Hedgecough, Purdue
  • Dan Szajna, Illinois
  • Dean Brusnighan, Purdue
  • Dick Detzner, Illinois
  • Emily Baker, Chicago
  • Galen Rafferty, Big Ten Academic Alliance
  • Hadi Rangin, Univeristy of Washington
  • Heidi Schroeder, MSU (online)
  • Heidi Smart, Purdue
  • JaEun Ku, Illinois
  • Jane Berliss-Vincent, Michigan
  • Jim Stachowiak, Northwestern
  • JJ Pionke, Illinois
  • Jon Gunderson, Illinois
  • Karen Bollinger, Illinois (Tentative)
  • Katherine Johnson, Illinois
  • Kathy Braidic, OSU
  • Keith Hays, Illinois
  • Kirk Corey, Iowa
  • Lori Lane, Illinois
  • Marc Thompson, Illinois
  • Marla McKinney, Illinois (Tentative)
  • Michael Fairchild, University of Nebraska (Tentative) 
  • Michele Norin (CIO), Rutgers
  • Nate Evans, MSU
  • Nicholas Hoyt, Illinois
  • Peter Bossley, OSU
  • Rahim Abdi, OSU
  • Roberto Aldunate, Illinois
  • Ryan Vis, Michigan (online)
  • Sandi Arendalkowski, Wisconsin (Tentative)
  • Scott Marshall, Minnesota
  • Sean Reynolds (CIO), Northwestern
  • Shirisha Balusani, Illinois
  • Tim Offenstein, Illinois (online)
  • Todd Schwanke (online)
  • Todd Weissenberger, Iowa

Conference Hotel

Hawthorn Suites

101 Trade Center Dr
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone:(217) 398-3400

Block of  rooms reserved under “MARCH ITAG MEETING”

Reservation cutoff date is March 3rd.

$94.99 -  1 king bed + pull out sofa

$99.99 – 2 double beds + pull out sofa

Transportation

Amtrak

Daily trains from Chicago

WIllard Airport

Champaign, IL
Daily flights from OHare and Dallas/Fort Worth on American Airlines
Cab service to hotels
Some hotels offer a airport Shuttle

Midway in Chicago

Shuttles and rental cars
129 Miles (2.5 hours driving time)

OHare in Chicago

Shuttles and rental cars
151 miles (2.5 hours driving time)

Indianapolis Airport

Rental cars
120 miles (2 hours of easy driving)