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2016 Impact Summit - XIIth International Conference of the Community Indicators Consortium
GPS for Well-being: Navigating Data for Sustainable, Equitable Communities 
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Monday, September 26 • 1:30pm - 2:50pm
All about data applications: 1) Measuring What Matters: Tracking Progress Towards Outcomes; 2) Moving from Community Indicators to Data Consumers: Exploring potential of R Platform; 3) Section 508 compliance's impact on software, web-based apps

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Three independent presentations on tools for to enable tracking of wellbeing:

1) Measuring What Matters: Tracking Progress Toward Outcomes with a New Tool on Community Commons  (Riggs)  The  Community Commons team has partnered with 100 Million Healthier Lives to create a tool to measure what matters toward their goal of improving 100 million lives.  This innovative tool allows communities to articulate the work they are dong, the goals they hope to achieve, and their target populations.  The tool allows for simple tracking and display of progress over time.

2) Moving from Community Indicators to Data Consumers: Exploring the Potential of the R Platform (Ridzi)
 As discussions of citizen science (i.e. crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, volunteer monitoring or networked science) and the power of shared data gain legitimacy, we find an increasing trend such that countries, regions, cities and communities all over the world have set up open data web sites in the hope that concerned community members might take the opportunity to engage in "data mining" and find interesting trends that merit policy refinement. In this session we first review some of the ways in which citizen science approaches correspond with the ideals and goals of community indicator projects; explore how the open-source software (OSS) platform can serve as a bridge to link community indicators projects to citizen science; describe how combining of those data with proprietary data NS then display such data on web-based analysis tools.

3) Section 508 compliance's impact on software, web-based applications, and websites (Grinstein/Paciello/Metz/Stubblefield) This presentation will briefly discuss the legal aspects of Section 508's application which prohibits discrimination to oftware, web-based applications, and websites.  We will introduce the key technical requirements for accessibility including layout, design, navigation and feedback. Finally we will discuss the challenges of generating text alternative for non-text content such as images and visualizations and provide examples of public accessibility compliant webpages incorporating visualizations of data.

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Craig Helmstetter

Senior Research Manager, Wilder Research
As a Senior Research Manager Craig oversees a research unit of 15 staff, who focus on data-driven projects including: the Compass quality of life initiative, which provides information on an array of topics relating to the region's well-being; Minnesota's Homeless Management Information... Read More →

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Georges Grinstein

Professor and Director, [not provided]
Georges Grinstein is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, head of its Bioinformatics Program and Director of its Institute for Visualization and Perception Research. My work is broad and interdisciplinary, covering the perceptual and cognitive... Read More →

Mike Paciello

Founder, Partner, The Paciello Group
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Frank Ridzi

Vice President Community Investment / Assoc Prof, Central New York Community Foundation and Le Moyne College
Frank Ridzi, PhD, MPA, is Vice President for Community Investment at the Central New York Community Foundation, Associate Professor of Sociology at Le Moyne College and President of the Board of Directors for the Community Indicators Consortium. Frank has helped to launch and lead... Read More →
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Kara Riggs

Data Specialist, Institute for People, Place and Possibility
Kara Riggs is a data specialist at the Institute for People, Place and Possibility. She can be found helping community leaders interpret and visualize their data, and she enjoys helping build the bridge between communities and the power of their local data. Kara has a Bachelor of... Read More →

Monday September 26, 2016 1:30pm - 2:50pm EDT
Balcony D upstairs on 9th Fl