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Using assistive technology and universal design in an educational environment is the foundation to optimizing educational resources. The collaboration using assistive technologies at Valencia ...

Using assistive technology and universal design in an educational environment is the foundation to optimizing educational resources. The collaboration using assistive technologies at Valencia Community College has been vital in promoting success. Come learn more about a variety of hardware, software, and innovative practices inside and outside the classroom.

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  • 1. W HAT TO EXPECT IN TODAY ’ S PRESENTATION
  • 2. U NIVERSAL D ESIGN  Universal design strives to be a broad-spectrum solution that produces buildings, products and environments that are usable and effective for everyone!
  • 3. R EGINA S EGUIN – L IBRARIAN VALENCIA
  • 4. C OLLABORATION Office for Students with Disabilities Universal Academic Facilities Design Affairs Office of Information Technology
  • 5. A SSISTIVE T ECHNOLOGY T RAINING  Office for Students with Disabilities  Training Students on Equipment/Software  Academic Affairs  Training Staff & Faculty on Equipment/Software and Disability Etiquette  Office of Information Technology  Software and Network Configuration  Building Images
  • 6. L EARNING S UPPORT S ERVICES T HE P OWER U SER OF A SSISTIVE T ECHNOLOGY  A collaboration of the Communications, Math, Tutoring, and Testing Centers at West Campus to provide quality learning assistance to Valencia’s student population.  350+ Student Accessible Computers  A learner who is supported outside of the classroom by learning support services is an engaged learner. An engaged learner is a successful student.
  • 7. S TUDENTS R EGISTERED WITH OSD (900-950 FALL T ERM 2009)  Learning Disabilities 42%  Psychological Impairments 32%  Physical/Health Impairments 16%  Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing 7%  Blind/Low Vision 3%  Speech Impairments <1%  Comorbidity (multiple disabilities) 9%
  • 8. A CCESSIBILITY S OFTWARE  Available on all student accessible computers  Network license, managed with a license server, license only used when software is activated  ZoomText, JAWS, KURZWEIL 3000
  • 9. Z OOM T EXT  Magnifier / Screen Reader  1x to 36x Magnifications  8 Zoom Window Types  Color, Contrast, and Brightness Controls  Visible Pointers and Cursors http://www.aisquared.com/ MOST USED
  • 10. JAWS  Screen reader (OCR)  Keyboard access  Key combinations in Braille http://www.freedomscientific.com/
  • 11. KURZWEIL 3000  Reads documents and websites  Definitions and synonyms  Spell check and syllables  Reads program menus http://www.kurzweiledu.com/
  • 12. D RAGON N ATURALLY S PEAKING V 10  Individual license  Turn talk into Type  3 x faster then most people type with up to 99% accuracy  Control commonly accessed applications http://www.nuance.com/dragon/
  • 13. D RAGON N ATURALLY S PEAKING
  • 14. D RAGON N ATURALLY S PEAKING http://www.dragonmobileapps.com
  • 15. A DOBE R EADER 9  FREE!  Reader Accessibility Feature  Tagged Documents  Compatible with JAWS http://get.adobe.com/reader/
  • 16. H ARDWARE : EVAS & SARA  Self-contained scanner that reads aloud, and magnifies  Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • 17. H ARDWARE : CCTV  Magnifies documents and changes color settings
  • 18. H ARDWARE – S ENSE V IEW D UO Portable Magnification System http://www.gwmicro.com/CCTV/SenseView_Duo/
  • 19. S IMPLE P ERIPHERALS Trackball Talking Calculator High Visibility Keyboard Headphone
  • 20. S IMPLE P ERIPHERALS TRACKBALL High Visibility Keyboard
  • 21. P LANNING FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN Private Testing Rooms with latest technologies, electronic adjustable desks, dual 19” monitors, ADA and EVAS/CCTV Adjustable Desks with 19” Monitors Electronic Automatic Door Openers Multiple Height Check-In Desk with Adjustable Monitors
  • 22. P LANNING FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN ADA Adjustable Desks with 19” Monitors
  • 23. P LANNING FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN Private Testing Rooms with latest technologies, electronic adjustable desks, dual 19” monitors, and EVAS/CCTV
  • 24. P LANNING FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN Electronic Automatic Door Openers
  • 25. P LANNING FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN Multiple Height Check-In Desk with Adjustable Monitors
  • 26. CLASSROOM – C AMERA M AGNIFICATION S YSTEMS  Camera Magnification Systems can be used in the classroom environment to assist those with vision impairments.  Systems can be developed or purchased using different technologies.
  • 27. S TUDENT P ERSPECTIVE - J ACK
  • 28. CLASSROOM – V ISUAL E NHANCEMENT S YSTEM Where is that Dog Calendar? Elmo Document Camera
  • 29. CLASSROOM – O NYX M AGNIFICATION C AMERA ONYX View Documents or View the Board http://www.freedomscientific.com/products/lv/onyx-main-product-page.asp
  • 30. CLASSROOM – O NYX M AGNIFICATION C AMERA Where is Josh?
  • 31. CLASSROOM – C-PRINT  Meaning for meaning speech-to-text system  Real-time communication access option for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing  Can be provided by a C-Print captionist in the classroom or remotely  Wireless ad hoc connection between captionist and student laptops enables text typed by the captionist to display on the student’s screen
  • 32. FACULTY P ERSPECTIVE – P ROFESSOR C ORINNE F ENNESSY
  • 33. F UNDING  Grants  Strategic Equipment Funds  Endowed Chairs  PECO (New Building & Renovations)  Technology Budget  Student Development Funds
  • 34. C ONTACT I NFORMATION  Josh Murdock, Valencia Community College  jmurdock3@valenciacc.edu Twitter: @professorjosh Facebook: joshmurdock Blog: http://professorjosh.wordpress.com/  Phil Graves, Valencia Community College  Assistive Technology Specialist  pgraves@valenciacc.edu http://www.valenciacc.edu/osd/ats.cfm