university of north carolina teaching and learning with technology collaborative
Sunday September 8 
instructional technology retreat
   

r e s o u r c e s

overview
evaluation form
resource capture form
evaluation results
summaries of discussions
retreat agenda
presenters
attendee list
getting there
room registration
menus
attendee selection process
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follow up

 

Assistive Technologies

Heidi Schachtschneider - UNCG - Instructional Web Master
Traci Haskett - WCU - Computer Training Specialist
Rowanne Joyner - UNCC - IT Specialist for Students

Co-facilitators:
Susan Peck - ECSU - IT Specialist and
Beth Rodgers Leftwich - WCU - Academic Comp. Specialist

Issues People Collaborative Our Recommendations
Technological and physical impact of ADA and other legal issues
  • Attorneys
  • ADA experts
  • Assistive technology personnel
  • TLT Collaborative
  • Portal to provide information about the standards, issues, and needs
  • Consulting guidance
  • **** Make sure every campus has an Assistive Technology Group to address that university's issues and be a liaison with other universities.
Legal - ADA, etc
  • Attorneys
  • ADA experts
  • Assistive technology personnel
  • TLT Collaborative
  • Portal to provide information about the standards, issues, and needs
  • Listing of experts, offices, documents
  • Publish a newsletter periodically on these issues.
  • Identifying personnel in each university and system-wide
  • Explore standards of practice for compliance
  • We need a mechanism(s) to publish/disseminate information.
Web page compliance with ADA
  • Web Masters and Specialists
  • IT personnel who do training
  • Portal to provide information about the standards, issues, and needs
  • Make sure all web masters and specialists are provided with opportunities to be up-dated on accessibility issues.
Identification of alternative software to help with picture/text issues
  • AT person at universities
  • Web Master
  • ADA compliance officers
  • Serve as a portal for providing information about software programs and/or alternative means by which picture/text are displayed
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Partnering with schools, depts., etc. (School of Deaf)
  • TLT - Assistive technology person
  • State level associations
  • NCCCS and DPI personnel
  • TLT - Assistive Technology person establish those contacts, get that input, and share information to universities
  • Communicate
Awareness Forums
  • All
  • TLT group visit campuses and highlight assistive technologies (meet with the newly formed campus assistive technology committees and others)
  • General awareness workshops, sessions for all personnel concerning assistive technology issues
How do we provide ADA opportunities on our campuses?
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • New Assistive technology group
  • Explore additional funding avenues or university-wide initiatives for applying for grants
  • By having model IDEA stations on each campus we could provide equipment to those students who choose to not identify themselves as needing assistive technologies.
Help for faculty to facilitate assistive technology adaptation.
  • Faculty
  • Assistive technology personnel
  • IT Personnel
  • Provide a web page geared toward addressing faculty concerns/issues (androgogy, technology examples, teacher "need-to-knows" about using the technology in the classroom - example: do teachers need to slow down lecture pace for student using puff stick)
 
Specialized Equipment
  • IT personnel
  • Assistive technology personnel
  • System-wide checkout (pool) for specialized equipment
  • Collaborative purchasing
 

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