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STEMtech Assistive Technology 2010

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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 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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STEMtech Assistive Technology 2010

  1. 1. WHAT TO EXPECT IN TODAY’S PRESENTATION
  2. 2. UNIVERSAL DESIGN  Universal design strives to be a broad-spectrum solution that produces buildings, products and environments that are usable and effective for everyone!
  3. 3. REGINA SEGUIN – LIBRARIAN VALENCIA
  4. 4. COLLABORATION Office for Students with Disabilities Academic Affairs Office of Information Technology Facilities Universal Design
  5. 5. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING  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. 6. LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES THE POWER USER OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY  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. 7.  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% STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OSD (900-950 FALL TERM 2009)
  8. 8. ACCESSIBILITY SOFTWARE  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. 9. ZOOMTEXT  Magnifier / Screen Reader  1x to 36x Magnifications  8 Zoom Window Types  Color, Contrast, and Brightness Controls  Visible Pointers and Cursors MOST USED http://www.aisquared.com/
  10. 10.  Screen reader (OCR)  Keyboard access  Key combinations in Braille JAWS http://www.freedomscientific.com/
  11. 11. KURZWEIL 3000  Reads documents and websites  Definitions and synonyms  Spell check and syllables  Reads program menus http://www.kurzweiledu.com/
  12. 12. DRAGON NATURALLY SPEAKING V10  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. 13. DRAGON NATURALLY SPEAKING
  14. 14. DRAGON NATURALLY SPEAKING http://www.dragonmobileapps.com
  15. 15. ADOBE READER 9  FREE!  Reader Accessibility Feature  Tagged Documents  Compatible with JAWS http://get.adobe.com/reader/
  16. 16. HARDWARE: EVAS & SARA  Self-contained scanner that reads aloud, and magnifies  Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  17. 17. HARDWARE: CCTV  Magnifies documents and changes color settings
  18. 18. HARDWARE– SENSEVIEWDUO Portable Magnification System http://www.gwmicro.com/CCTV/SenseView_Duo/
  19. 19. SIMPLE PERIPHERALS Trackball Headphone Talking Calculator High Visibility Keyboard
  20. 20. SIMPLE PERIPHERALS High Visibility Keyboard TRACKBALL
  21. 21. PLANNING FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN ADA Adjustable Desks with 19” Monitors Private Testing Rooms with latest technologies, electronic adjustable desks, dual 19” monitors, and EVAS/CCTV Electronic Automatic Door Openers Multiple Height Check-In Desk with Adjustable Monitors
  22. 22. PLANNING FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN ADA Adjustable Desks with 19” Monitors
  23. 23. PLANNING FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN Private Testing Rooms with latest technologies, electronic adjustable desks, dual 19” monitors, and EVAS/CCTV
  24. 24. PLANNING FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN Electronic Automatic Door Openers
  25. 25. PLANNING FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN Multiple Height Check-In Desk with Adjustable Monitors
  26. 26. CLASSROOM – CAMERA MAGNIFICATION SYSTEMS  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. 27. STUDENT PERSPECTIVE - JACK
  28. 28. CLASSROOM – VISUAL ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM Where is that Dog Calendar? Elmo Document Camera
  29. 29. CLASSROOM – ONYX MAGNIFICATION CAMERA View Documents or View the Board ONYX http://www.freedomscientific.com/products/lv/onyx-main-product-page.asp
  30. 30. CLASSROOM – ONYX MAGNIFICATION CAMERA Where is Josh?
  31. 31.  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 CLASSROOM – C-PRINT
  32. 32. FACULTY PERSPECTIVE – PROFESSOR CORINNE FENNESSY
  33. 33. FUNDING  Grants  Strategic Equipment Funds  Endowed Chairs  PECO (New Building & Renovations)  Technology Budget  Student Development Funds
  34. 34. CONTACT INFORMATION  Josh Murdock, Valencia Community College  jmurdock3@valenciacc.edu  Phil Graves, Valencia Community College  Assistive Technology Specialist  pgraves@valenciacc.edu http://www.valenciacc.edu/osd/ats.cfm Twitter: @professorjosh Facebook: joshmurdock Blog: http://professorjosh.wordpress.com/

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