November 2015 Meeting Notes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 2:00pm
WDN Shared Governance Board update

Review of 2015 accomplishments: mission statement, UNLedu Framework Style Book, nine site reviews (would like to review more next year)

Elections start now. Thanks to Alan Eno, Dave Merriman, and Melissa Sinner for their service in 2015 as founding members of the WDN Shared Governance Board. The nominees are Anne Holz, Dave Merriman, Mike Sammons, Melissa Sinner, and Martin Wolff.

  • Voting beings Tuesday, Nov 10
  • Voting closes Dec 1
  • New board announced Tuesday, Dec 8
  • Term begins Jan 1, 2016
MediaHub captioning service updates

590 minutes captioned in the first month of service. Average length of video is 8:57. Video is some of the most compelling content out there. Please caption your videos. It's not just the law, it's the right thing to do. There are benefits to captioning: SEO improvements, search and jump feature, accommodation. SSL issues reported, will be remedied. We need to figure out the timeline for captioning all content after a certain date. For next time, report number of minuted captioned from captioning service versus minutes captioned manually. Jeremy Sydik: WDN Shared Governance Board needs to me with Christy Horn to formalize captioning policy. Q: What are the rules about live streaming being captioned? A: Waiting for federal law to be determined. There are very real cost issues being reported.

Demo, Spencer McCoy

4.1 Progress Update

Ryan demos 4.1 in browser. 4.1 will be available for testing on Thurs., Nov. 12.

Screen reader demo

Two parts to presentation: manual testing, screen reader

Do as much manual testing as you can, but manual testing will never cover everything. There is a wide range of assistive technology (AT). The best thing you can do is consult with a native user of AT.

Make sure your automated testing is in place before you bring in native users. Do keyboard testing; many people are unable to use a mouse.

Do screen reader testing: VoiceOver (Mac, iOS), JAWS (not free, but has free demo), NVDA (demo). VoiceOver works best with Safari. VoiceOver Training in OS X preferences is a good place to start.

Meeting Webcast

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