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We Are All Musicians Workshop, June 19th, H'art Centre

Using New and Old Technologies to Facilitate Inclusive Music Making

When: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: THE BOX @ H’art Centre

Juno award winning composer-percussionist Jesse Stewart will collaborate with artists from from Kingston’s H’art Centre, a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for people with disabilities to make and experience art, during an inclusive music making workshop to be held on Thursday, June 19th.

This world premiere collaboration will combine the sound of percussion with a variety of cutting-edge interactive music technologies including the “reactable,” an electronic musical instrument with a tangible user interface on an illuminated table top. By placing or manipulating objects on the table’s surface, participants can explore a wide spectrum of sound.

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Closed Captioned-Videos Could Help All Students

Closed Captioned-Videos Could Help All Students, Study Suggests

Daniel Hubbell - MSFT, 22 Apr 2014

A new study found that a wide range of university students, not just those who are deaf or have limited hearing, could benefit from using closed-captioned videos in classrooms, Media Access Australia reported.

When a professor used videos with closed captions, college students appeared to pay attention and their performance improved, according to the case study.

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Adapted Dance Training on Sat May 24th at the H'art Centre

Menka Nagrani to lead professional development workshop in THE BOX at H'art Centre

Dance educators, educators, social service leaders and teaching artists are invited to join Menka Nagrani, the founder and choreographer of Montreal’s integrated dance-theatre company, Les Productions des Pieds des Mains, and two of her celebrated dancers for an introduction to adapted dance training on Saturday, May 24th at 2 p.m. in THE BOX at H’art Centre.

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Accessibility Café Series continues March 6

Accessibility Café Series continues March 6

Accessibility Cafés are a chance for the Queen’s community to get together  to discuss building an inclusive and accessible Queen’s community that follows the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Each Café has an unique topic and all participants are encouraged  to share their perspectives and generate ideas. How can we improve upon what Queen’s is doing already towards imagining and then building an even stronger inclusive and accessible Queen’s community?

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Program offers student help for summer website projects including accessibility

Program offers student help for summer website projects including accessibility

A popular program offered by ITServices to help academic and support units improve their website or create a new one is returning this year. The Summer Student Web Resource Program (SSWRP), launched in 2009, hires Queen’s students to undertake website projects over the course of the summer. In past years, students provided valuable input on improving website accessibility and this year’s students will be trained to use the new Web-Accessibility Compliance Auditing tool.

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