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Assistive Technology For Public Computers Assistive Technology For Public Computers Presentation Transcript

  • Assistive Technology for Public Computers December 10, 2009 Audio is only available by calling this number: Conference Call: 866-740-1260; Access Code: 6339392 Sponsored by
  • Using ReadyTalk
    • Chat & raise hand
    • Mute = *6, Unmute = *7
    • If you lose your internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you.
    • If you lose your phone connection, re-dial the phone number and re-join.
    • ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166
  • You are being recorded…
    • This seminar will be available on the TechSoup website along with past webinar presentations:
      • www.techsoup.org/go/webinars
    • You will receive a link to this presentation, material and links.
    • After the webinar, you can ask follow-up questions in the Accessible Technology and Public Computing Community Forum:
      • tinyurl.com/ybh455n
    • Twitter hashtags: #techsoup
  • Assistive Technology for Public Computers Presenters: Jane Vincent, AMLS Center for Accessible Technology Sponsored by
  • Today’s Speakers Kami Griffiths TechSoup Assisting with chat questions: Kate Heryford, TechSoup Jane Vincent Center for Accessible Technology
  • What is assistive technology?
  • What is assistive computer technology?
  • Assistive Technology and the Law
    • Federal, state/municipal, and private entities in the US covered by different laws
    • Key concepts (Title II):
      • Equality of opportunity
      • Reasonable modifications
      • Personal services and devices
  • First Steps Towards Effective Implementation
    • Research your users
    • Talk to your users
    • Involve your users
  • Categories of Technology Relevance
    • Pretty much always
      • No/low cost, relevant to a general population
    • Sometimes
      • Relevant to the local population, moderate cost
    • Seldom if ever
      • Expensive, often fragile, relevant to only a few people, difficult to implement
  • Pretty much always
  • Sometimes
  • Seldom if ever
  • Assistive Technology Stories (Sorenson VRS)
  • Funding Strategies
    • Budget
    • Friends
    • Recycled/donated equipment
  • Minimizing “hidden” costs
    • Conflicts
    • Maintenance
    • Support
    • Training
  • Maximizing staff training
    • Think like a librarian
    • Document, document, document
    • Use flow charts
    • Involve your users
  • Websites—Library Specific
    • ASCLA Accessibility Tip Sheets
    • No Grant Needed! Cheap and Easy Accommodations for People with Disabilities
  • Websites
    • ASCLA Accessibility Tip Sheets
    • Abledata
    • Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs
    • Access on Main Street
  • Thanks!
    • Jane Vincent, AMLS
    • Usability/Accessibility Manager
    • Center for Accessible Technology
    • Berkeley, CA
    • [email_address]
    • www.cforat.org
  • Questions? Submit your questions using the chat box.
  • Continue the Discussion…
    • Additional questions can be answered by posting in the Accessible Technology and Public Computing Community Forum:
      • tinyurl.com/ybh455n
  • Get the Most Out of TechSoup
    • At TechSoup, you’ll find a range of technology services to help your nonprofit:
      • Read helpful articles in our Learning Center
      • Request donated software , hardware, and online services
      • Join our community forums to learn from your colleagues
      • Browse upcoming events and conferences
  • Upcoming Webinars
    • What Should a Website Cost?
      • Thursday, December 17, 11 a.m. Pacific
  • Thank you to our Webinar Sponsor! ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for TechSoup organizations 4 times per week. For more information: pages.readytalk.com/techsoup.html
  • Thank you! Please complete the post event survey! Kami Griffiths, kami@techsoup.org, 415-633-9392