One Simple Question
or
“You Walked Four Miles to Eat What?!”

Jane Vincent, U-M Assistive Technology Manager
January 17, 2...
In the beginning was the Word...
Merit Network
Jim Knox
SLS Graduate
Draft White Paper, 10/86
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“Allow handicapped members of the university community a voice in the
determination ...
Price comparison 1987 vs. 2013
Item
1987

2013

Screen reader

PC Talking Program (DOS):
$500

JAWS: $900 and up
NVDA: $0 ...
Grant requests
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Two speech synthesizers
Two screen readers
Two braille printers
Two magnification programs
...
Darlys Topp (Vander Beek)
“Topp Brings Hope
To Disabled” Michigan
Daily, 9/10/87
Julie Biernat
John Warner
Ray Farha
The Next President
Herman Miller lab
Ergopods
Talking Points
Avuncular Duty
Jim
Dedication
The Future
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One Simple Question or "You Walked Four Miles to Eat What?!!"

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University of Michigan Assistive Technology Manager Jane Berliss-Vincent shares how U-M pioneered assistive technology implementation. Her presentation was given on January 17th, 1-2:30 PM at the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Room 100. This is the first of several events in celebration of the 40th anniversary of U-M's Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.

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One Simple Question or "You Walked Four Miles to Eat What?!!"

  1. 1. One Simple Question or “You Walked Four Miles to Eat What?!” Jane Vincent, U-M Assistive Technology Manager January 17, 2014 #UMSSD40
  2. 2. In the beginning was the Word...
  3. 3. Merit Network
  4. 4. Jim Knox
  5. 5. SLS Graduate
  6. 6. Draft White Paper, 10/86 •  •  •  •  “Allow handicapped members of the university community a voice in the determination of their information technology needs.” “Assist in the development of the Consortium for Enabling Technology” (“a state-based group concerned with helping the disabled user computers more readily.”) “Recommend information technology (hardware and software) that would allow...ready access to the information environment at UM” “Recommend information technology-related services to assist handicapped students, faculty, and staff”
  7. 7. Price comparison 1987 vs. 2013 Item 1987 2013 Screen reader PC Talking Program (DOS): $500 JAWS: $900 and up NVDA: $0 (open source) VoiceOver: $0 (built into Macs) Synthesis hardware DECTalk: $1,600 Symphonic and Artic Vision: $695 $0 (Incorporated into software) Magnification software DP-11 (DOS): $2,695.00 MAGic for Windows: $395 without speech, $595 with speech
  8. 8. Grant requests •  •  •  •  •  Two speech synthesizers Two screen readers Two braille printers Two magnification programs Two large print monitors TOTAL: $24,0000
  9. 9. Darlys Topp (Vander Beek) “Topp Brings Hope To Disabled” Michigan Daily, 9/10/87
  10. 10. Julie Biernat
  11. 11. John Warner
  12. 12. Ray Farha
  13. 13. The Next President
  14. 14. Herman Miller lab
  15. 15. Ergopods
  16. 16. Talking Points
  17. 17. Avuncular Duty
  18. 18. Jim
  19. 19. Dedication
  20. 20. The Future

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