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CulturAll Toronto Summit: Making New Media Accessible to All
Where: Claude T. Bissel Building (Room 205), 140, St. George St., University of Toronto. 
When:

 December 1, 2006 9:00 am to 5:00 pm






At the CulturAll Toronto Summit, the CulturAll Research Network partners from across Canada presented tools and techniques developed by them for making online media accessible. Among those invited to participate in the summit were representatives from Government, Education, Art, Advocacy and Media organizations.

CulturAll Network partners:
The Adaptech Research Network
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
Banff New Media Institute
Canadian Abilities Foundation
Canadian Film Centre
Canadian Learning Television and the Access Media Group
Centre for Learning Technology, Ryerson University
De-Ba-Jeh-Mu-Jig Theatre Group
Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
McCord Museum
Museum Studies Programme, University of Toronto
The School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University
Smiley Guy Studios

Time

Session Information

9:00

Jutta Treviranus (Adaptive Technology Resource Centre): Overview and Welcome

9:30

Ross Mayot (Canadian Learning Television): CulturAll Programs

9:40

Anastasia Cheetham (ATRC): TransformAble (PreferAble, StyleAble & SenseAble)

Learn how TransformAble, a freely and openly available Web service can be used by Websites with digital cultural collections to transform the Website presentation and cultural resources so that they are personalized to each individual user’s needs.

10:10

Greg Gay (ATRC): Inclusive Authoring Tool

Learn how enhancements to TinyMCE, a popular open source WYSIWYG HTML editor, guides and encourages content developers to create accessible Web content.

10:30

Break (hot drink and light snack provided) & Screening of Performances by De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre Group & Ryerson Disability Studies

11:00

Ron Bertie (De-ba-jeh-mu-jig), Jan Richards (ATRC): Intersections of Technology & Culture

Learn how online environments can be designed to benefit both individuals with disabilities and individuals who are more comfortable in an oral tradition.

11:30

Nicole Vallières (McCord Museum): Modal Translations in Museum Exhibits

Learn about the McCord projects that explore the "translation" of content from one sensory modality (image) to another (sound) in a creative, integrated and achievable manner as prototyped in some of their online resources.

12:00

Lunch (not provided) & Screening of CulturAll Television Program (in Rm. 205)

1:00

Deborah Fels & Carmen Branje (Ryerson Centre for Learning Technologies): LiveDescribe & Integrated Workflow
Jonas Diamond (Smiley Guy Studios): Integrated Video Description

Learn about tools and techniques that enable extended near-real-time captions and descriptions of events for webcast. Best practices in production workflow and processes that integrate inclusive design will be described. Hear an example of how described video can be fully integrated through the Odd Job Jack TV show.

1:50

Galen Scorer (Canadian Film Centre’s Habitat New Media Labs) & Ray Cohen (Canadian Abilities Foundation): Artists as Innovators

Learn how artists are challenging themselves and others to create inclusive works in a variety of media and to encourage participation in online culture by all.

2:40

Break (hot drink and light snack provided) & Screening of Live Describe Program

 

3:10

Charles Silverman (ATRC): Accessible Music & Performance Project AMPP - Brainstorming Round 2

Join a group of artists, musicians, dancers, composers, advocates, software developers, music lovers and academics for a brainstorming session on accessible performances. This will be the second round of an ongoing series of explorations.

4:50

Jutta Treviranus (ATRC): Closing Remarks

5:00

CulturAll Toronto Summit Closes

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 April 2007 22:22