IT News You Can Use - May 9

Posted: May 9, 2022

Did You Know?

The College of Engineering has access to a Tecplot site license for academic and research use. It also includes Fieldview. There is an unlimited number of seats available. If interested, please create a ticket. MAE, SIMCenter, and ETS pitched-in to make this happen. Thank you!

 


Accessibility Tips and Tricks

Buzz words in the digital accessibility world are sometimes foreign to us.  We may be familiar with color contrast and screen readers, but what exactly is Section 508 compliance, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG pronounced “wick ag”), Alternative (alt) text, focus order, a11y (pronounced “a one one why”), Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA pronounced “ah-ree-yah”)?  How are we supposed to keep all of these in mind when developing course materials?  Don’t despair!  We will review these and more in depth throughout the coming weeks. A cheat sheet can be found at Accessibility Glossary Terms.

 


Upcoming Work

  • Network switches on multiple floors will be updated in Scott Laboratory from Monday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 24.  Wired network connections will lose network connectivity during the cut over to new network equipment, so disruptions should be expected at any time during the scheduled window. WiFi in the buildings will not be impacted.  Date and time for each building location follows:

 

o Monday, May 16 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. - West Scott Lab, 1st and 2nd floors 

o Tuesday, May 17 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. - West Scott Lab, part of the basement and 2nd floors  

o Wednesday, May 18 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.  - West Scott Lab, 1st and 3rd floors

o Thursday, May 19 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.  - West Scott Lab, 3rd and 4th floors

o Friday, May 20 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. - North, East & West Scott Lab, basement, 1st and 2nd floors

o Monday, May 24 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. - North, East Scott Lab, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors