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Bonnie Sutton

The New Digital Divide - 2 views

December 3, 2011 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/opinion/sunday/internet-access-and-the-new-divide.html The New Digital Divide By SUSAN P. CRAWFORD FOR the second year in a row, the Monday...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 04 Dec 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Digital Literacy is the Bedrock for Lifelong Learning - 2 views

BY VANESSA VEGA 10/25/11 People often ascribe technological devices with magical properties, as though the inert objects in and of themselves can bestow us with the capacity to be "better, faster, ...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 04 Nov 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Digital Divide, Mobile Divide, Knoeledge Divide, Access Divide, are we a nation of oppo... - 1 views

http://thepowerofus.org/2012/01/06/digital-divide-mobile-divide-knowledge-divide-access-divide-are-we-a-nation-of-opportunity/ We Still Have a Digital Divide and it is growing!!'We Still Have a Di...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 06 Jan 12 no follow-up yet
Claude Almansi

CSU ATI: ATI Google Apps Accessibility Evaluation (Section 1. Executive Summary) - 0 views

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    "CSU testing confirmed the accessibility problems furnished by Google in their Voluntary Product accessibility Templates (VPATs; see Appendix). The applications tested had varying levels of accessibility; most had significant accessibility problems which inhibit users of assistive technology from successful, regular use of the products. Some workarounds are now available for Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Calendar. Limiting use of Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Calendar to administrative or back-office processes and systems is recommended when possible. Limiting adoption and use of Forms, Sites, and Gmail Chat is recommended until accessibility improves or better workarounds become available. "
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    Link to main and other pages on the left.
Claude Almansi

ATI: ATI Google Apps Accessibility Evaluation (ATI Google Apps Accessibility Evaluation) - 0 views

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    "In the summer of 2010, Peter Mosinskis from CSU Channel Islands assembled a team of approximately fifteen volunteers from seven different CSU campuses and one from the UC system to evaluate the accessibility of Google Apps. The team also recruited student volunteers and screen reader users to assist with the testing. Automated, manual, and screen reader testing began the first week of January 2011 and was completed February 4th. The report has been completed and posted here for your review. The CSU Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) Staff, ATI Leadership Council, and Google have reviewed the Google Apps accessibility Evaluation report. We discovered a number of accessibility issues during our testing. These issues are outlined in the report as well as "workarounds" that can be used to improve the user experience for persons with disabilities. When campuses choose to use Google Apps, they are required to provide an equally effective service for people with disabilities and it is critical for campuses to ensure that the "workarounds" meet the educational needs of the student and/or faculty. The March 15, 2011 USA TODAY online news article "Complaint: Google programs hard for blind students" illustrates possible legal problems that may result from adopting the Google Apps for Education suite. Questions or Comments about this report may be directed to CSU ATI Staff"
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    Table of Contents Print Complete BookPrint This Chapter Next ATI Google Apps Accessibility Evaluation Section 1. Executive Summary Section 2. About the Project Section 3. Findings Section 4. Workarounds, Accommodations and Best Practices Summary and Conclusions Authors Note Appendices A - E
Bonnie Sutton

The Digital Divide - 1 views

Posted by Drew Hendricks on Feb 8th, 2012 // The current Internet revolution provides amazing opportunities for entry-level professionals, college students, and entrepreneurs, but as the Infograp...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 09 Feb 12 no follow-up yet
Claude Almansi

Twitter @webfoundation on UN report universal access to the internet - 0 views

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    "@webfoundation Web Foundation UN report: "ensuring universal access to the Internet should be a priority for all states" http://tinyurl.com/UN-Net-Right 7 Jun [2011] via web"
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    From the linked "Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue" (dated May 16, 2011): "...D. Disconnecting users from Internet access, including on the basis of violations of intellectual property rights law 49. While blocking and filtering measures deny access to certain content on the Internet, States have also taken measures to cut off access to the Internet entirely. The Special Rapporteur is deeply concerned by discussions regarding a centralized "on/off" control over Internet traffic.33 In addition, he is alarmed by proposals to disconnect users from Internet access if they violate intellectual property rights. This also includes legislation based on the concept of "graduated response", which imposes a series of penalties on copyright infringers that could lead to suspension of Internet service, such as the so-called "three- strikes-law" in France34 and the Digital Economy Act 2010 of the United Kingdom.35 50. Beyond the national level, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been proposed as a multilateral agreement to establish international standards on intellectual property rights enforcement. While the provisions to disconnect individuals from Internet access for violating the treaty have been removed from the final text of December 2010, the Special Rapporteur remains watchful about the treaty's eventual implications for intermediary liability and the right to freedom of expression....."
Bonnie Sutton

Welcoming Mobile: More Districts Are Rewriting Acceptable Use Policies - 1 views

Hotmail Active View Innovation in ISD 199 ( at the Site_ Play video Inver Grove Heights Community Schools has been nationally recognized for the innovative use of technology in the classroom thro...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 07 Apr 12 no follow-up yet
Claude Almansi

California State U. Report Warns of Accessibility Issues in Google Services - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    "June 23, 2011, 6:20 pm By Jie Jenny Zou California State University's Accessible Technology Initiative suggests in a report released this week that universities limit their campuswide use of Google's free Web services based on what it calls a variety of inaccessibility issues for the blind and those with other disabilities. The report, "ATI Google Apps accessibility Evaluation," looked at the accessibility of Google Apps for Education, a free software suite available to colleges and elementary and secondary schools. Hundreds of colleges have adopted Google Apps as their official campus e-mail and communication service for students."
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Bonnie Sutton

Misunderstanding Race and the Digital Divide - 2 views

Misunderstanding Race and the Digital Divide by Joseph Miller Guest Contributor on December 16, 2011 "One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those w...

started by Bonnie Sutton on 20 Dec 11 no follow-up yet
Claude Almansi

Rogue Downloader's Arrest Could Mark Crossroads for Open-Access Movement - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    "July 31, 2011 By David Glenn Cambridge, Mass. This past April in Switzerland, Lawrence Lessig gave an impassioned lecture denouncing publishers' paywalls, which charge fees to read scholarly research, thus blocking most people from access. It was a familiar theme for Mr. Lessig, a professor at Harvard Law School who is one of the world's most outspoken critics of intellectual-property laws. But in this speech he gave special attention to JSTOR, a not-for-profit journal archive. He cited a tweet from a scholar who called JSTOR "morally offensive" for charging $20 for a six-page 1932 article from the California Historical Society Quarterly. The JSTOR archive is not usually cast as a leading villain by open-access advocates. But Mr. Lessig surely knew in April something that his Swiss audience did not: Aaron Swartz-a friend and former Harvard colleague of Mr. Lessig's-was under investigation for misappropriating more than 4.8 million scholarly papers and other files from JSTOR. On July 19, exactly three months after Mr. Lessig's speech, federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment charging that Mr. Swartz had abused computer networks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and disrupted JSTOR's servers. If convicted on all counts, Mr. Swartz faces up to 35 years in prison."
Bonnie Sutton

2/3 of US Farms have Internet Access - 3 views

USDA Report: Two-thirds of U.S. Farms Have Internet Access Telecompetitor.com By Joan Engebretson Nearly two-thirds (62%) of U.S. farms now have Internet access, compared with 59% in 2009, accord...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 17 Aug 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Digital Differences - 1 views

Digital differences http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Digital-differences/Overview.aspx?utm_source=Mailing+List&utm_campaign=ff253f2b2e-Newsletter_04262012&utm_medium=email When t...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 26 Apr 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

The Storytelling Project Model: A Theoretical Framework for Critical Examination of Rac... - 2 views

The Storytelling Project Model: A Theoretical Framework for Critical Examination of Racism Through the Arts http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=15787 by Lee Anne Bell & Rosemarie...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 08 Jun 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Digital Nation - 1 views

Adoption Gap Remains Along Demographic Lines; Socio-Economic Status Does Not Explain the Entire Gap WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Commerce's Economics and S...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 10 Nov 11 no follow-up yet
Claude Almansi

New Report: More Than 20 Million Americans Denied Access to Jobs & Economic Opportunity Within Broadband Economy | FCC.gov | Mark Wigfield 2010-05-20 - 1 views

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    "(...) May 20, 2010 Mark Wigfield, 202-418-0253 (...) Progress made, but rural communities across the nation continue to lack access to broadband More than 100 million Americans do not subscribe to broadband (...) approximately 26 million Americans, mostly in rural communities located in every region of the country, are denied access to the jobs and economic opportunity made possible by broadband. While the infrastructure of high-speed Internet is unavailable to those Americans, the FCC report also finds that approximately one-third of Americans do not subscribe to broadband, even when it's available. This suggests that barriers to adoption such as cost, low digital literacy, and concerns about privacy remain too high. The Report also notes limited broadband capacity for schools and libraries as a further indicator that broadband is not being reasonably and timely deployed and is not available to all Americans.(...) "
Claude Almansi

Digital accessibility: Exhibition industry aims to deliver entertainment for all - 0 views

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    Andreas Fuchs Aug. 18, 2011 "At CinemaCon 2011 in Las Vegas, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) hosted a special Accessibility Demonstration for Digital Cinema. Alongside legislative mandates across many states and numerous community commitment programs that North American theatre circuits have in place, NATO deserves special credit for calling attention to the opportunities afforded by digital technologies in providing access to all guests."
Claude Almansi

EUROPA - Press Releases - Orphan works - Frequently asked questions - 0 views

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    Reference: MEMO/11/333 Date: 24/05/2011 "What does the proposal for a Directive on orphan works say? The Commission's proposal, which takes the form of an EU Directive, rests on three pillars. First, the proposal contains rules on how to identify orphan works. It provides that the user has to conduct a diligent search to find the copyright holder. In this search, the user should rely on sources such as databases and registries. One such tool that exists in the book publishing sector is ARROW, the Accessible Registry of Rights Information and Orphan Works. It is hoped that other sectors will also develop similar central rights information databases. Doing so would greatly simplify and streamline the conduct of a reliable diligent search. Secondly, the proposal establishes that if the diligent search does not yield the identity or location of the copyright holder, the work shall be recognised as an orphan work. This status shall then, by virtue of mutual recognition, be valid across the European Union. This implies that once a work is recognised as an orphan work, it shall be recognised as such across the European Union. The proposal also foresees that there will be a generally accessible record of all recognised orphan works. Thirdly, the proposal establishes the uses that can be made of the orphan works and the conditions for such uses depending on their nature. Thus, the current proposal should make a major contribution to the development of various European digital library initiatives and their accessibility for everyone throughout the European Union. Clear rules on what works can be posted online as orphan works will also provide the beneficiaries of the Directive - not only libraries, museums and archives but also film heritage institutions and public service broadcasters - with a sound legal framework that safeguards them against claims of copyright infringement. In this respect, a degree of legal certainty can be achieved that will exceed the one th
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    -> piece on British Library + Google and this EC directive?
Claude Almansi

Complying with the Integrated Accessibility Standards (IAS): Captioning and Describing Web VideosAODA - 0 views

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    "By Geof Collis June 28, 2011 Now that the Integrated Accessibility Standards (IAS) are Law it is time to start implementing an often overlooked aspect of Web Accessibility, Captioning and Describing Web Video. The good folks at Inclusive Media & Design, Inc. have compiled some Tips for you to consider and also have the solution for implementation. "
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