Report on Accessible Media (ROAM) - Winter Webinar Series

  • Posted on: 21 January 2015
  • By: Anika

Join us for the ROAM webinar series on February 5, 12 and 19, 2015 @ 11am.

ROAM, or the Report on Accessible Media is a research study on accessible media delivery at Ontario universities. Commissioned by OCUL, the study aims to identify a range of service options available to Ontario’s university libraries to ensure fair and equitable access to video collections held at university libraries across the province.
These webinars coincide with the release of the full final report, which will be made available via the OCUL website at the beginning of February, 2015.
These webinars are designed for librarians and library staff involved in the procurement, provision and promotion of video, DVD, streamed or other timed media content, as well as those interested in how libraries can help remove barriers to learning and research.
This is an opportunity to share in the expertise of your OCUL colleagues and learn more about the hows and whys of accessibility media provision. Here is what we will address in each webinar:

Part 1: The Report (February 5, 11am)

This webinar will include:

  • Introduction to the ROAM project and the key questions it sought to address
  • The challenges faced by libraries in providing accessible timed media
  • A brief overview of the final report and highlights of what you’ll find inside

Part 2: Ask the Experts (February 12, 11am)

This webinar will include:

  • Overview of current practices for video captioning across OCUL libraries
  • Discussion with OCUL experts about how they coordinate the provision of accessible media in their libraries
  • A chance to ask your own questions about the process, challenges and best practices

Part 3: Future Directions (February 19, 11am)

This will discuss:

  • How can we build sustainable practices?
  • What are the possible future collaborative opportunities?
  • What questions and challenges remain?

All webinars will be recorded and will be available on the OCUL webinar archive (login required). Please note that webinar lengths may vary but will be no longer than 1 hour. If you require webinar material in accessible format please contact ocul [at] and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
To register and receive connection details for any or all webinars email ocul [at] Group viewings are encouraged.

Learn more about ROAM