12.0572 announcements

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 19:50:51 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 572.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (103)
Subject: New Requirements for Web Site Accessibility

[2] From: Elli Mylonas <ELLI@BROWNVM.BITNET> (27)
Subject: Anderson Inman on History and Computing 4/21

[3] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (141)
Subject: New H-Net List on African Research

Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 19:42:07 +0100
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
Subject: New Requirements for Web Site Accessibility

April 21, 1999

See ZDNet Story: Handicapped Access Hits the Web:


Also See World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative's
"Guidelines for Web Site Accessibility"


The Government will shortly unveil new requirements under the Americans With
Disabilities Act for the Web sites of companies doing business with government
agencies. Similar requirements will shortly affect all of us operating online.

David Green

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>>From: "Christine L. Sundt" <csundt@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
>>Comments: cc: Michael Sweet <mssweet@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
>Just when you thought you were finished with your website, the government
>steps in with reminders of our responsibilities to ALL viewers and
>listeners. Here's an article that describes new regulations that will soon
>be imposed on website designers operating within government agencies.
>(My thanks to the UO's watchful Teaching Effectiveness Program coordinators
>for keeping us current -- and effective.)
>Christine L. Sundt
>Visual Resources Collection
>Architecture & Allied Arts Library
>5249 University of Oregon
>Lawrence Hall - Room 300
>Eugene, OR 97403 - U.S.A.
>541-346-2209 /FAX 541-346-2205
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Michael Sweet <mssweet@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
>To: teptech@lists.uoregon.edu <teptech@lists.uoregon.edu>;
>tepteam1@lists.uoregon.edu <tepteam1@lists.uoregon.edu>
>Cc: charissa@gladstone.uoregon.edu <charissa@gladstone.uoregon.edu>;
>Georgeanne Cooper <gcooper@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
>Date: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 9:13 AM
>Subject: teptech: Gov't releases ADA laws for Web-sites
>>If you have a Web-site, you should probably have a look at this article.
>>Here's an excerpt:
>>"Next month, [the government] will unveil standards aimed at ensuring that
>>Web sites operated by firms doing business with government agencies are
>>fully accessible to the disabled. Once these standards are implemented
>>this year, observers say, the same sweeping changes in store for the public
>>sector are likely to hit commercial Web site operators, too. The potential?
>>Sites that use dizzying graphics will have to consider their impact on
>>with visual impairments. Those that include audio will have to make sure
>>they provide the text to go with it, so deaf users have full access."
>>The full article is available at:
>>Michael Sweet, Assistant Coordinator
>>Teaching Effectiveness Program, University of Oregon
>>58 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall
>>(541) 346-2123

David L. Green
Executive Director
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington DC 20036
202/296-5346 202/872-0886 fax

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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 19:42:50 +0100
From: Elli Mylonas <ELLI@BROWNVM.BITNET>
Subject: Anderson Inman on History and Comphuting 4/21

The Brown Computing in the Humanities Users' Group presents

Promoting Historical Inquiry Using
Primary Source Documents on the Web

Dr. Lynne Anderson-Inman
Center for Advanced Technology in Education
University of Oregon

5:30 pm Wednesday, April 21, 1999
STG Conference Room, Grad Center, Ground Floor, Tower E

Dr. Andeson-Inman will provide an overview of the Web de Anza Project; a
bilingual, mulicultural website designed to provide teachers, students, and
scholars with primary source materials concerning Juan Bautista de Anza and
his two historic 18th century expeditions from northern Sonora to northern
California, leading to the colonization of San Francisco. Web de Anza is a
collaborative, multi-year effort funded in part by the National Endowment
for the Humanities. The project's goal is to investigate ways to promote
historical inquiry for students in secondary schools using archival
materials in both Spanish and English, as well as access to consulting
scholars and collaborating organizations such as historical societies and
libraries, one of which is the John Carter Brown library.

Lynne Anderson-Inman is the Director of the Center for Advanced Technology
in Education at the University of Oregon.

CHUG provides a forum for discussing the use of computers in the humanities
and for sharing ideas and information about computing techniques and
applications. We regularly have talks and discussions by members of the
Brown community and others about ongoing and future projects, research
ideas, and computing techniques. We meet when opportunity arises, as
announced on the newsgroup brown.bboard.announce. We always have

Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 19:45:48 +0100
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
Subject: New H-Net List on African Research

April 21 1999

Aims to Link African Studies researchers
and primary source repository professionals

>Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 17:04:58 -0400
>From: Lloyd Benson <Lloyd.Benson@furman.edu>
>Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 13:42:54 -0700
>From: Kathryn Green <kgreen@csusb.edu>
>Sponsored by H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences On-line,
>Michigan State University
>H-Afresearch is devoted to the discussion of issues surrounding
>the use of primary sources in African humanities and social
>sciences research. Primary sources are defined broadly to
>include traditional archival records, manuscripts and personal
>papers; photograph and film collections; field notes, oral data
>and music collections; and material culture and artifacts. The
>network seeks to build bridges between two main audiences:
>African Studies researchers and primary source repository
>professionals, be they archivists, librarians, documentalists, or
>museum curators. Focusing on the research process will allow
>researchers to get informed responses to practical questions,
>from both other researchers and the caretakers of the raw
>materials of research--in Africa or outside the continent.
>The subject matter that the editors envision for this network
>would interest both researchers and information professionals.
>Researchers would come to this network to query list subscribers
>regarding issues in locating sources on particular topics,
>identifying other researchers with experience in those sources,
>and obtain practical tips and up-to-date information on the use
>of specific collections. In addition, researchers could raise
>broader methodological issues arising from working with primary
>source materials in all their various formats.
>Repository professionals, especially in Africa, benefit from
>participation in the network because it allows them to publicize
>their institutions and services, inform the research community of
>additions and changes in their holdings, and alert them to
>funding needs that researchers and northern repository
>professionals may be able to assist them with through their own
>grant writing and institutional affiliations. As Internet
>connectivity increases, we anticipate a steadily growing African
>involvement in the network and will work actively to promote this
>The H-AFRESEARCH list is co-edited by Susan Tschabrun, California
>State University, susant@csusb.edu, and Kathryn Green, California
>State University, kgreen@csusb.edu. The editors serve two-year
>renewable terms, with the approval of the H-Net Executive
>Committee and rotate their duties. The current editor will be
>identified in all messages coming from the list. The editors will
>solicit postings (by email, phone and even by regular mail), will
>assist people in managing subscriptions and setting up options,
>will handle routine inquiries, and will consolidate some
>postings. Anyone with suggestions about what H-AFRESEARCH can and
>might do is invited to send in ideas. The editors will solicit
>and post newsletter-type information (calls for conferences, for
>example, or listings of sessions at conventions.) They will also
>commission book and article reviews, and post book announcements
>from publishers. H-AFRESEARCH will be moderated to filter out
>extraneous messages (like requests for subscription) and items
>that do not belong on H-AFRESEARCH. They may belong somewhere
>else, or in the judgment of the editors they do not aid the
>scholarly dialogue. The editors will not alter the meaning of
>messages without the author's permission. The editors are
>advised by a board of field experts.
>Message logs and more information about H-AFRESEARCH may be
>obtained at its website, linked from the H-Net website:
>H-AFRESEARCH is owned by H-Net, an international network of
>scholars in the humanities and social sciences that creates and
>coordinates electronic networks, using a variety of media, and
>with a common objective of advancing humanities and social
>science teaching and research. H-Net was created to provide a
>positive, supportive, equalitarian environment for the friendly
>exchange of ideas and scholarly resources. H-NET sponsors dozens
>of e-mail lists and Web sites for them in a variety of
>disciplines and fields, publishes reviews of scholarly books and
>articles on the internet, and provides a weekly Job Guide. Our
>host is Michigan State University. More information can be
>obtained by sending an e-mail message to h-net@h-net.msu.edu or
>by browsing our Web site at
>To subscribe, send the following line as the only text of an
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>word-wrap for long addresses) from the account you wish
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>Susan Tschabrun
>Kathryn Green

David L. Green
Executive Director
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington DC 20036
202/296-5346 202/872-0886 fax

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