CaRCC Calls for May Accessibility Month

May is Accessibility Month, and your CaRCC People Network track coordinators have put together a program of topical discussions across the tracks. The Staff Workforce Development Interest Group is also inviting new participants ahead of their next call (see below)!

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People Network Calls

Open Community Discussion on Accessibility

During Data-Facing Track regular call time (1st Tuesdays)
Tue 5/2, 1p ET / 12p CT / 11a MT / 10a PT / 8a HT
Join for an introduction to the People Nework’s Accessibility Month series prior to group discussion. Participants will be invited to share the ways that they are thinking about and incorporating accessibility measures into their own resources. Discussion will include a Show&Tell of quick tips (so bring something you can share in 60 seconds or less!). The group will also brainstorm opportunities for enhanced accessibility for CaRCC activities.

Current Research on Accessible Computing

During Researcher-Facing Track regular call time(2nd Thursdays)
Thu 5/11, 1p ET / 12p CT / 11a MT / 10a PT / 8a HT
Dr. JooYoung Seo, Illinois iSchool
Dr. Seo will present on accessible computing, including: multimodal data representation (e.g., data sonification, data verbalization, and data tactilization), and inclusive and reproducible data visualization.

Introduction to Web Accessibility 

During Emerging Centers Track regular call time (3rd Wednesdays)
Wed 5/17, 12p ET / 11a CT / 10a MT / 9a PT / 7a HT
Lena Bohman is Data Management and Research Impact Librarian at Zucker School of Medicine. She received her BA from Brown University and MSLIS from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Her specialties in librarianship are data and digital humanities, and she has previously worked on a variety of public scholarship projects. She has a 10-pound terrier with a spunky personality named Kenzi.

Introduction to Universal Design

During Systems-Facing Track regular call time (3rd Thursdays)
Thu 5/18, 1p ET / 12p CT / 11a MT / 10a PT / 8a HT
UNITE team
Suzanne Ehrlich is an Associate Professor in the Educational Technology, Training and Development program at the University of North Florida and is a certified ASL/English interpreter. She completed her doctorate in instructional design and technology at the University of Cincinnati in 2006 and has presented nationally/internationally on the topics of implementing the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework for improved learner engagement, learning design, and leveraging technology for access. Her recent work focuses on the UDL mindset in post-secondary settings and the workplace.
Michelle Bartlett is a faculty scholar at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at North Carolina State University. Michelle received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Clemson University. She currently is Editor for the Career & Technical Education Research Journal. Michelle has extensive experience designing and facilitating training for post-secondary education, business, and government programs. Michelle creates programs in Executive Leadership, Change, Conflict Management, Empowering Middle Management, Improving Training Effectiveness, and Instructional Design.

No call during Strategy and Policy-Facing Track slot (1st Wednesdays)

Additional Community Opportunities

RCD Staff Workforce Development Interest Group 

Inviting New Participants!
Tue 5/9, 2p ET / 1pmCT / 12p MT / 11a PT / 9a HT
Join us to hear from the RCD Professionalization working group who will provide an update on their activities. Following that, we’ll continue our discussion on RCD careers and how the phases of an RCD career overlays the Job Family Framework, created by the Professionalization Working Group. Come help us to identify activities, training, and milestones related to RCD career development.  Join the Interest Group here:
(click “Ask to join group”), which will ensure you receive calendar events and separate Zoom details.

US Research Software Engineers monthly call

Thu 3/9, 12p ET/ 9a PT (2nd Thursdays/2nd Fridays)
See for more information.

Zoom Details for CaRCC Calls

All calls will take place within a Zoom room communicated via email. Please help us keep these details secure (non-public), but feel free to share with a colleague.