Friday, September 25, 2020
Attendance: Patti Bahr, Kirk Corey, Brad Ferrier, Mike Meginnis, David Rooney, T.M. Weissenberger
- Patti reminds us of the Johnson County ADA celebration taking place Saturday, October 3rd.
- Discussion of the Disability Zone training.
- In Cueponi Cihuatl’s absence, Brad has secured the files produced by this effort, and will share them with Mike for backing up in the CDE drive. Brad will wait for a response from his supervisor, then reach out to Bria Marcello at Diversity Resources.
- Mike clarified that CDE does not wish to take ownership of this effort, but will support the effort as we are able.
- It was discussed that CDA could possibly take on a leadership role, beginning with reviewing materials provided by Brad, as well as looking for overlaps with existing trainings and materials.
- Kirk, T.M., and Patti have been parties to conversations regarding real-time automated captioning.
- A request from the hospitals regarding automated captioning led to an effort with many complications.
- Rev.com can theoretically integrate with rev.com, but this has its issues. Zoom is also beta testing its own internal automatic captioning.
- There is some capacity for automatic captioning in Microsoft Teams, but Teams is not widely adopted across campus.
- Teams may be successfully using information gathered from our MS Office interactions to caption more accurately regarding terms of art, etc. PowerPoint sometimes does the same thing within a given presentation.
- Ohio State has assembled resources regarding when different tools are good or adequate; we will hopefully provide similar guidelines.
- There was some discussion of how using tools like PowerPoint’s auto captioning and Panopto’s recording and transcription features can be more helpful and more widely adopted than most people realize.
- Mike will make an effort to compare the different transcripts provided by Panopto and YouTube for several videos he has handy.
- T.M. shared some techniques for comparing caption texts using word count, spell check, grammar check features in MS Word.
- There was discussion of the current status of the Accessibility Action Plan.
- David shared that Student Disability Services has established a student advisory board (SDSSAB).
- Students include a mix of undergrad and grad students. Focus right now is establishing and sustaining the group.
- T.M. noted that Mike Hoenig has elected to step away. We hope to recognize his service at the next meeting.