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Working Together for Accessible Texts: FRAME, Libraries, and Disability Services - Shared screen with speaker view
Beth Ashmore
30:52
The Library Accessibility Alliance is working to ensure that our programs are welcoming and affirming for everyone involved. That means that everyone-- from event organizers to attendees-- has an important role to play in contributing to a respectful and positive environment. That’s why we ask you to reflect on the way you pose comments and questions in the chat to ensure that they do not harm other participants. When we speak, the impact of our words is just as important as our intent. We ask that you engage in this program with exploration and curiosity, while being kind and intentional with your words for the sake of our community.
Dave Rodriguez
34:15
“Libraries, Take AIM!” white paper: https://dl.tufts.edu/concern/pdfs/fn1079946
Barbara Pope
34:19
Is this EMMA site freely accessible?
Beth Ashmore
35:39
I believe EMMA is currently only available to FRAME partners, I will save that question for Kristin at the end. Thanks, Barbara.
Barbara Pope
35:54
Thanks, Beth!
Jill Rothstein
37:16
Is there an effort to share all of these materials on Bookshare.org?
Beth Ashmore
37:49
Great question, Jill. I will add that to the list. Thanks!
Dave Rodriguez
43:11
EMMA information website: https://emma.uvacreate.virginia.edu/To indicate interest in EMMA membership: emma4accessibility@virginia.edu
Miriam Wnuk
47:08
Has there been any thought of opening up access to EMMA at participating schools now to their Resource Sharing/Interlibrary Loan departments? We often interact with the most patrons asking for print only or digital only for accessibility issues. They may not always be DSO qualifying. (Some people are not formally listed as "disabled" or cannot afford the testing to be labelled as such.)
Stacey Brownlie
47:33
Accurate table! I was an academic librarian and am now the accommodations coordinator for a DSO (so I've been in both columns)
Dave Rodriguez
47:41
https://tischlibrary.tufts.edu/sites/default/files/LibrariesTakeAIM-WhitePaper_0.pdf
Dave Rodriguez
48:05
https://www.arl.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019.07.15-white-paper-law-and-accessible-texts.pdf
Beth Ashmore
48:06
Great question Miriam. I will add it to the list. Thanks!
Barbara Pope
51:08
Do some of you contact the publisher of a book to request an alternate version of a text instead of scanning it?
Stacey Brownlie
51:48
Yes, often - re: Barbara's question. Chop and scan is our last resort.
Barbara Pope
52:27
👍
Jill Rothstein
54:52
It seems that this is using the schools/offices as gatekeepers and I am wondering about possibilities for getting the texts to end users more directly, and for ways to be transparent to the entire community of people with print disabilities about what texts are available to them
Jill Rothstein
55:11
Although I understand that perhaps this hinges on the need for financial sustainability from fee-paying institutions
Stacey Brownlie
55:49
Bookshare is an example that works with both end users directly and schools/institutions.
Dave Rodriguez
55:58
Kyle Rimkus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Email: rimkus@illinois.eduGrant Project Manager: Kristin Jensen, University of Virginia. Email: khj5c@virginia.edu
Anne Lawrence
56:53
Who is required to provide remediated works - a school, a public library, a publisher?
Beth Ashmore
57:34
Jill and Anne, I will add those comments and questions to the list. Thanks.
Jessica Keyes
01:00:29
Do students/libraries need to purchase a physical copy to get access to the accessible version?
Beth Ashmore
01:01:01
Great question, Jessica. I will add to the list.
Barbara Pope
01:01:12
What do you do with texts that have mathematical formulas and other things that are difficult to translate into alt tags, etc.?
Karen McCool
01:01:55
+1 Barbara Pope. I'd especially like to know about musical scores
Naomi Chow
01:02:42
Are the items added to EMMA requested by students with print disabilities as the starting point? Or could libraries consider participating adding items that might be unique items but not (yet) requested by a student needing the alternative format?
Beth Ashmore
01:03:00
Thanks, Barbara and Karen and Naomi. We will add those to the list.
Stacey Brownlie
01:03:42
Re: Karen - We’ve had to outsource musical scores to a professional Braille transcriber. They provided a file that could then be loaded in a refreshable Braille display.
Karen McCool
01:04:15
Thanks, Stacey (and Beth)!
Jill Rothstein
01:05:15
+1 about the essential and critical need for texts to have image description added to images, art, graphs, mathematic examples, and charts.
Jill Rothstein
01:05:35
We're using Scribely right now to describe GED prep books
Jessica Keyes
01:07:06
How do students get to Emma? Is it intended to be mediated by the DOS? Or can they get credentials to access it themselves? What are they required to provide as proof of need if it's not meediated by DOS?
Beth Ashmore
01:08:04
Thanks, Jessica. I have added that question to the list.
Athena Hoeppner
01:14:19
Can the resources be used for print disabled faculty and employees?
Beth Ashmore
01:16:23
Thanks, Athena. Added to the list.
Gail Betz
01:16:42
Ditto Athena- since faculty and employees often aren't registered with the school in the same way as students are?
Jill Rothstein
01:16:42
Have you been in touch with NLS (National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled) about being a partner?
Ruben ALeman
01:25:46
do you have the link for the mathml page?
Anne Lawrence
01:25:53
Do you have any checks in the
Kristin Jensen
01:25:56
https://emma.lib.virginia.edu/tool/md
Ruben ALeman
01:25:59
thank you!
Anne Lawrence
01:26:25
EMMA information website: https://emma.uvacreate.virginia.edu/ Emma system to check the accessibility of the uploaded materials.
Zachary Tumlin
01:28:07
That is WILD.
Virginia Martin
01:30:01
thank you for a great session!
John Burger
01:30:02
Thanks to everyone for your participation!
Sara Belmont
01:30:02
thank you!
Naomi Chow
01:30:03
Thanks. Very interesting and helpful.
Cindy Pierard
01:30:04
Thanks, everyone!
Abigail Wickes
01:30:05
thank you!
Thomas Crocker
01:30:06
Thanks everyone!
Beth Auten (she/her)
01:30:06
Thank you!