Assistive Technology For Public Computers


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Assistive Technology For Public Computers

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Using ReadyTalk <ul><li>Chat & raise hand </li></ul><ul><li>Mute = *6, Unmute = *7 </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you. </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your phone connection, re-dial the phone number and re-join. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166 </li></ul>
  3. 3. You are being recorded… <ul><li>This seminar will be available on the TechSoup website along with past webinar presentations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You will receive a link to this presentation, material and links. </li></ul><ul><li>After the webinar, you can ask follow-up questions in the Accessible Technology and Public Computing Community Forum: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter hashtags: #techsoup </li></ul>
  4. 4. Assistive Technology for Public Computers Presenters: Jane Vincent, AMLS Center for Accessible Technology Sponsored by
  5. 5. Today’s Speakers Kami Griffiths TechSoup Assisting with chat questions: Kate Heryford, TechSoup Jane Vincent Center for Accessible Technology
  6. 6. What is assistive technology?
  7. 7. What is assistive computer technology?
  8. 8. Assistive Technology and the Law <ul><li>Federal, state/municipal, and private entities in the US covered by different laws </li></ul><ul><li>Key concepts (Title II): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equality of opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reasonable modifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal services and devices </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. First Steps Towards Effective Implementation <ul><li>Research your users </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your users </li></ul><ul><li>Involve your users </li></ul>
  10. 10. Categories of Technology Relevance <ul><li>Pretty much always </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No/low cost, relevant to a general population </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sometimes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant to the local population, moderate cost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seldom if ever </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive, often fragile, relevant to only a few people, difficult to implement </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Pretty much always
  12. 12. Sometimes
  13. 13. Seldom if ever
  14. 14. Assistive Technology Stories (Sorenson VRS)
  15. 15. Funding Strategies <ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Recycled/donated equipment </li></ul>
  16. 16. Minimizing “hidden” costs <ul><li>Conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul>
  17. 17. Maximizing staff training <ul><li>Think like a librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Document, document, document </li></ul><ul><li>Use flow charts </li></ul><ul><li>Involve your users </li></ul>
  18. 18. Websites—Library Specific <ul><li>ASCLA Accessibility Tip Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>No Grant Needed! Cheap and Easy Accommodations for People with Disabilities </li></ul>
  19. 19. Websites <ul><li>ASCLA Accessibility Tip Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Abledata </li></ul><ul><li>Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Access on Main Street </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thanks! <ul><li>Jane Vincent, AMLS </li></ul><ul><li>Usability/Accessibility Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Accessible Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Berkeley, CA </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 21. Questions? Submit your questions using the chat box.
  22. 22. Continue the Discussion… <ul><li>Additional questions can be answered by posting in the Accessible Technology and Public Computing Community Forum: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Get the Most Out of TechSoup <ul><li>At TechSoup, you’ll find a range of technology services to help your nonprofit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read helpful articles in our Learning Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request donated software , hardware, and online services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join our community forums to learn from your colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse upcoming events and conferences </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Upcoming Webinars <ul><li>What Should a Website Cost? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday, December 17, 11 a.m. Pacific </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Thank you to our Webinar Sponsor! ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for TechSoup organizations 4 times per week. For more information:
  26. 26. Thank you! Please complete the post event survey! Kami Griffiths,, 415-633-9392