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Philip M Kragnes <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 16 May 2012 07:51:15 -0500
Computer Accommodations Program
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Much thanks for raising the accessibility question.  Although there are accessibility issues with the creation end of Google forms, all of the forms/surveys that I have completed have been accessible.  The same creation verses delivery concerns are present with UMSurvey.

Philip M Kragnes, M.S.
Computer Accommodations Program
University of Minnesota
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jeff Williams 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:47 AM
  Subject: Re: [WEBSTANDARDS] form mail service

  How could a text form like Google Forms not meet accessibility standards and what about using UM Survey?

  -Jeff Williams

  On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Shaylyn Bernhardt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

    Yikes, I'm pretty sure we're not supposed to use google forms. They don't meet the University's accessibility standards-

    On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Leonard Miller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

      We have a google form, that also has mail merge capabilities:


      I know we use a lot of google forms, and a lot of mail merges, but I don't know if anyone in my department combines the two, but it is written so that it is possible.

      Perhaps this fills your need?


      On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 8:23 AM, Shaylyn Bernhardt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

        Hi Theresa,
        Does your college use the Absolute Forms Processor? It gathers your data and houses it for you. If you don't have access (it might be a CEHD-only program), MailChimp is pretty great at collecting info. Just make sure to be careful what info you're gathering (preferably just name and email due to privacy issues). 

        On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Theresa Tichich <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

          One of our communications staff asked about using a third-party service (MailChimp) to gather contact information for our college.  
          We have an email form now that sends the contact information to our departmental email account.

          I'm just wondering what other departments are doing to gather contact information.  Do you think there are any problems with using this service?

          Thanks. TT

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          Theresa Tichich
          Web and Multimedia Services Manager
          College of Design
          University of Minnesota
          32 McNeal Hall
          St. Paul, MN 55108
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          "That's impossible. Let's do it!" Robert Noyce

        Shaylyn Bernhardt
        Web and Marketing Communications
        Office of Research, Innovation, and Outreach
        CEHD Centers | University of Minnesota 

    Shaylyn Bernhardt
    Web and Marketing Communications
    Office of Research, Innovation, and Outreach
    CEHD Centers | University of Minnesota 

  Jeff Williams
  OIT - IS