Technology Committee Meeting – February 21, 2020 – Zoom

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Co-Chairs: Kristen Cardoso (UCSC), Katie O’Connell (HML)

Attendees: Katie O’Connell (HML), Kris Amaral (MCFL), Alicia Martinez (WPL), Deborah Stephens (HCL), John Brady (CSUMB)

Today’s recorder: John Brady

Old Business:
Agenda review: Approved
Approve minutes from last meeting: Approved without correction
MOBAC Reports: 
Admin Council:
– No report (next meeting not until March)
New Business:
April Workshop Logistics
– Date:
o Tentatively scheduled for April 10, 1-4 pm
o If this date ends up not working, committee will consider holding the workshop in May instead (possibly May 8 or 15)
– Format:
o 4-5 presenters, interspersed with hands-on activity and a break
o Katie spoke to Glenn about reserving computer lab at MPC for workshop. Lab is only available Friday afternoons.
o Discussed whether it’s still worthwhile to include a hands-on portion, which would require holding the workshop in the afternoon (in the past workshops have been scheduled for morning). Agreed that in addition to presenters, workshop should feature hands-on activity.
o Discussed webinar suggestion. Committee agrees that it would be better to point attendees to resources they can watch at a later time, rather than watch webinar during the workshop.
o Will confirm with Admin Council on amount authorized to spend on workshop
– Presenters:
o Steph Bradley, Director of Content Services at Digital Deployment. Steph will speak about accessibility from a web developer perspective. In the event that Steph is not available on the selected date, another member of the Digital Deployment team may be able to fill in instead.
– Handout:
o Bookmark with resources listed on one side, and descriptions of core accessibility concepts on the other
o Kris will ask staff member to create bookmark and possibly flyer as well
o Will look into how/where to print bookmarks

Accessibility Manual:
– Reviewed current draft. Katie will continue working on manual and may assign sections or ask for volunteers.

Public comment: None

Next business meeting place:  March 20, 2020 — 2-4pm,

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