Home → Accessibility → Information Technology IT Accessibility Committee (ITAC) → Meeting Notes → June, 2002
Welcome: New Member Laurie Wills
- Reviewed the minutes and prioritized the agenda
- Carolyn and Kathy to meet with Jan Devinney June 20th
- Mary will do another follow-up with Scott McNeil regarding membership
- Mary presented e-mail communication ground rules and they were approved (see attached)
- PDF discussion related to state standard of HTML or RTF. This continues to be under review. However, HTML seems to be the most accessible to all.
- Apple update: Kathy reviewed that 5 individuals have signed a nondisclosure agreement with Apple. She reviewed a process for tracking accessibility.
- According to Mary and Dick, Harry has approved the draft for the third party accessibility testing. (Please see CIO's June monthly report to the Governor).
- Kathy identified a site from AFB for alternative formats and will forward to the committee.
- Citrix/Microsoft: "Accessibility-we're working on it").
- Laurie Wills reported that Peter Cohen is the new specialist for voice recognition.
- Communication Policy: Eric Dibner from Bureau of Rehabilitation Services would like to meet with the committee to review how to coordinate efforts.
- Washington DC meeting: Kathy reported many states are challenged financially and concerns with accessibility initiatives and how they will do in the current financial climate. Maine is not alone in this area.
- NY TAMS Presentation: Dennis from BIS partnered with Deb Buck on a panel. Very well received and asked to present at another large conference.
- DHS new system: Floyd update.
- Requesting financial update from Mary/Val on how much money in Accessibility Account.
- Mary reported that the fall New England conference in Portland which will be for Business IT folks will have a session on Accessibility.
- Agenda Next Meeting:
- Update from the Membership Committee
- Eric Dibner Guest Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to review his initiatives and how we might coordinate.
- Review New Employee Training ie ADA, IT etc.
- Accessibility Training for State Employees (first/last one done in 1998)
- Review of last summer's plan/Explore process to put together past, present and future work and priorities.