Symposium on Adapting Comics for Blind and Low Vision Readers

Join San Francisco State University's Comic Studies Department, The Program for Vision Impairments, and the Longmore Institute on Disability for a one-day, free, virtual public international symposium in August 2021 to explore the many tactics for developing greater access in comics, from audio description to tactile- and haptic-based emerging technologies. The voices of blind experts will be central, supporting the disability rights slogan of “Nothing About Us Without Us,” in dialogue with comic artists and access innovators with and without vision impairments.

When: Thursday, August 12, 9 am PT - 4:15 pm PT, full agenda available here.

Free to attend, ASL, Live CART, and audio description provided

Register now at: Tinyurl.com/AdaptingComics

New Version of UIUC Mailing List

Technology Services is working on updating the Campus Mailing List Service to Sympa v6.2.64. There are many UI changes in the 6.2.x version and they are interested in getting feedback on the accessibility of the system.

Register for IADP Certificate Program!

College of Applied Health Sciences
University of Illinois

The Information Accessibility Design and Policy (IADP) professional certificate program consists of 3 online 8-week courses that can be completed in one academic year, and the certificate is available to undergraduate, graduate, degree or non-degree seeking students.

Register for IADP Certificate Program

First course starts in October, 2021.

Technology Accessibility Review Committee

The Technology Accessibility Review Committee (TARC) is a standing committee appointed by the Office of the Chancellor. The TARC is charged with the implementation and governance of the IT Accessibility Policy.

EIT Accessibility Policy (HR-86)

The Electronic Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Policy promotes high-level coordination of accessibility efforts on the Urbana-Champain campus of the University of Illinois. It defines a standard of accessibility compliance and, through a flexible implementation plan, establishes procedures to help ensure that information technology used for the mission of the University is accessible to all persons, regardless of ability or delivery format.