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Event: Critical Ways we Make Cornell Accessible–Assistive Listening Systems on Campus

Friday, January 10, 2014
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Biotech G10

Assistive Listening Devices (ALD) are a necessary tool used by persons who are hard of hearing to hear presentations in Cornell lecture halls and classrooms. This growing population of our community have found that ALD’s are frequently not working or not available in lecture halls. Cornell has a disability compliance responsibility to have assistive listening devices that effectively provide enhanced sound and staff who can assist the user with access to the systems. This event will provide information to audiovisual, IT and facility support personnel about the importance of ALD’s to the community, the variety of problems that users have encountered and how to support campus users, the location of ALD devices, and the new signage initiative.

Topics include:

  • An overview of the variety of ALD’s on campus and how they are used by people with hearing impairments;
  • The disability compliance requirement to have functioning ALD’s available for use;
  • Suggestions to keep the systems in working order;
  • Information about how the systems work with other audiovisual equipment used during a presentation.

This will be the first in a series of educational programs for the Cornell Community on accessibility initiatives across campus.

Register online.

December 16 – IT Security video will be featured on CornellCast (prepare for questions)

Attention: Cornell Technical Support

The following video will be featured in the December 16, 2013 Weekly CornellCast Update email, sent to more than 17,000 Cornellians.

Data Hygiene, Intro to Storing and Sharing Confidential and Sensitive Data

This month’s video is part of the CornellCast playlist: Data Hygiene: Good Habits to Protect Cornell Data

If you haven’t already done so, please:

  • Watch the video to see if your department has different procedures, technologies, and support options than are described, so that you can answer user questions.
  • Open a dialogue with people you support. The videos encourage users to ask questions about IT Security and their IT environment, in general.
  • At your discretion, share the video with your users, along with answers to some frequently asked questions (see IT Security Video Frequently Asked Questions). You are welcome to copy, customize, and send the Q&As to your users—however, if you do so, make sure to fill in answers for your users wherever it says “This answer differs among departments and units.” The IT Security Office can provide help customizing end-user communications, if needed. If you need help, please email

Keep informed about the release of future videos:

  • On Fridays, make sure to check the IT News Bulletin for upcoming video release dates. All future notifications about IT Security video releases will be posted there (and archived at
  • New video announcements (in the Friday IT News Bulletin) will be provided 1 week in advance of CornellCast emails that will feature a video—use the available week to watch the videos and prepare for questions.

If you have any questions about the IT Security videos, please email

The videos were produced by the IT Security Office in cooperation with the Division of Human Resources and Safety Services.