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*Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT*
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On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Elizabeth McCarthy <
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> Here are some support pages for G Suite's Accessibility Features
> https://support.google.com/a/answer/2821355#h3_intro
> https://support.google.com/a/answer/1631886?hl=en​
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> *Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT*
> *Digital Learning SpecialistGoogle for Education Certified Trainer*
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> On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 9:03 AM, Drescher, Peter <
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>> Keith brings up a good point here.. we at AOE have been under the gun for
>> most of a year now on getting ALL of our stuff in compliance here on this
>> front.
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>>
>> If you are using the Sites for any “official” school web interfaces, it
>> is going to *have* to be compliant in terms of accessibility.
>>
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>>
>> I had asked back in the summer for our communication/legal office to
>> provide some guidance for schools on this issue. I will revisit it with
>> them and try to get some more tangible info on this.
>>
>>
>>
>> If the pages are being used within classrooms to organize projects, etc.
>> with a limited “public” front, you are probably OK, but there are more
>> serious consequences in lieu of these recent cases if you are putting
>> information out for public consumption.
>>
>>
>>
>> Peter
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>> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
>> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Keith Puffer
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 23, 2016 3:29 PM
>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>> *Subject:* Re: More on New Google Sites
>>
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>>
>> I do like sites...
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>> Not to sidetrack this thread, but any of you know if the new sites will
>> be able to easily comply with this from VSBIT?  Anyone looked at it from
>> this angle?
>>
>>
>>
>> *Accessibility of School **Websites*
>>
>> Over the past several months, the U.S. Department of Education Office of
>> Civil Rights (“OCR”) has brought hundreds of complaints against schools and
>> universities concerning website accessibility. Click *here
>> <http://vsbit.cmail20.com/t/j-l-ktltuhk-tjnyduuu-m/>* to view the
>> resource which details issues that OCR investigations have highlighted and
>> gives advice to schools as to how to have their websites comply with
>> accessibility requirements.
>>
>> Keith
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>> On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 3:21 PM, Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
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>> Drew... I felt the same way  -  when I looked at the BETA.
>>
>> I'm crossing my finger that the same thing will happen to New Sites as
>> did to Classroom.
>>
>> I did not take Classroom seriously when it first came out because of its
>> limited features.
>>
>> Crossing my fingers.
>>
>> And have also reached out to some of the well known "AppsScript" folks to
>> see if they see a Site Maestro type tool in their future.  Whichever one of
>> us finds this type of tool available first... should make sure to SHOUT it
>> from the ROOFTOP on School IT or SLACK or wherever!  ;-)
>>
>>
>>
>> Happy Turkey Day all..
>>
>>
>>
>> Lucie
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>> On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 3:17 PM, Drew Blanchard <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> The new Sites make it easy to quickly setup a Website with teachers or
>> students, but the current lack features we consider critical is a huge
>> disappointment.
>>
>>
>>
>> In particular:
>>
>> - no ability to publish as a template (and thus to use Site Maestro) is a
>> deal breaker right now
>>
>> - no ability to copy a new Site
>>
>> - no categories
>>
>> - no recent Site Activity
>>
>> - no page-level permissions (seriously?!)
>>
>> - extremely limited (waaaaay too limited) number of themes and fonts
>>
>> - no ability to recover deleted pages (again - seriously?!)
>>
>>
>>
>> We have more on our list of dislikes, but these are the biggies.
>>
>>
>>
>> Again, we love the simple look, ease of the drag and drop and other quick
>> creation tools.   But new Sites are really, disappointingly limited right
>> now.
>>
>>
>>
>> REALLY hoping Google brings these missing features into the new Sites -
>> and soon.
>>
>>
>>
>> Drew
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>>
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>> On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM, Bonnie Birdsall <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
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>> This is a good comparison chart
>> <http://www.steegle.com/google-sites/classic-comparison?utm_source=plus-steegle&utm_medium=comment&utm_campaign=new-sites>,
>> of the old and new Sites. I hope that more updates come soon.
>>
>>
>>
>> ~ Bonnie
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>> On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 1:37 PM, Linda McSweeney <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Hello, piggybacking on Lucie's post....  I'm currently teaching a grad
>> course and here are a couple additional resources I shared with my students
>> yesterday. One is a 30-minute recorded Hangout and the other is a blog
>> post.  Both are from the EdTech Team.
>>
>>
>>
>>  EdTech Team Live:  Google Sites Demo Q and A (this is recorded and
>> available on YouTube)
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>> HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/G7GTFLBCRZQ <https://youtu.be/g7GtFlBCrZQ>
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>> Suite! G Suite Google Sites Top Ten Web-based Tips
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>> HTTP://BLOG.EDTECHTEAM.COM/2016/11/SUITE-G-SUITE-GOOGLE-SITE
>> S-TOP-10-WEB.HTML
>> <http://blog.edtechteam.com/2016/11/suite-g-suite-google-sites-top-10-web.html>
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>> Happy Thanksgiving all,
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>> Linda
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