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1 The Technology Tango Learn the Steps or Trip Your Partners James Bailey, MS University of Oregon Copyright © 2004 James Bailey

2 Housekeeping Ask questions on the point (I’ll keep us on track) This presentation can be found at: Anytime I don’t make sense shoot your hand up or yell!

3 Creating an Adaptive Technology (AT) Service Delivery Plan Understand where we are Inventory needs Inventory resources Design Implement

4 Creating an Adaptive Technology (AT) Service Delivery Plan Our Origins Lacks programmatic design Has grown reactively Describe your program

5 Creating an Adaptive Technology (AT) Service Delivery Plan Inventory Needs Current student needs Your AT resources Get out your pencil and paper.

6 Inventory Student AT Needs Learning Disabilities Reading – WYNN or Kurzweil Writing – Read & Write Gold Organizing – Inspiration Scanning Services

7 Inventory Student AT Needs Blindness AT Computer Access – JAWS or WindowEyes Reading – Openbook or Kurzweil Braille output Scanning and Braille Services

8 Inventory Student AT Needs Low Vision AT Computer Access – ZoomText or Magic Reading – WYNN or Kurzweil Scanning Services

9 Inventory Student AT Needs Mobility AT Naturally Speaking or Via Voice Alternative computer inputs

10 Inventory Local AT Resources Your tech attitude DS department philosophy School’s mission School’s tech philosophy Staff – Space – Budget

11 Your Tech Attitude phobic use and some web can’t live without – do ebay all the time

12 DS Departmental Philosophy Around independence/dependence (at least as far as tech is concerned)

13 Your School’s Mission Community College Four Year Teaching College Research Institution This sets your student population.

14 School’s Tech Philosophy centralized decentralized maximum offerings minimal offerings

15 Staff – Space – Budget Can you hire an AT tech? Can you house AT facilities? Can you pay for it?

16 Design Your Plan Evaluate current use Priorities Authority (yours) Element considerations Example plan element

17 Your Current Plan – Set Priorities List your current AT services Determine heaviest use Consider vulnerabilities

18 Articulate Your Plan Describe what you do now Set priorities List executive authority List advisory authority

19 Understand Executive vs. Advisory Executive That which you can make happen I.E. Installing a screenreader Advisory That which you cannot make happen I.E. Making all campus websites accessible

20 Executive – Some Examples Access to Basic Computing Technology AT Training Alternative Text Production Dynamic Real-Time Notetaking Equipment Loans

21 Plan Element Considerations example - alternative text Do I offer it? Do I provide it in-house? Do I outsource? Do I provide it to the community?

22 Plan Element Content example – alternative text Description of service Description of target student Identify who is responsible Description of implementation Note limitations

23 Distribution Models One central AT lab Accessible stations distributed throughout campus labs Mix of both

24 Implementation Direction should be in plan Design facilities Procure hardware, software, & fixtures Train staff

25 Flexibility A plan does not mean rigidity Design into your plan requests for exceptions

26 Accountability Plans specify what you will do in a given situation Published plans let students verify that they are getting what they are entitled too Plans make it easier to ensure equal treatment for all students

27 Summary List what AT you now provide Separate into executive and advisory groups Define resources Align with institutional goals and identity Design by element Select distribution model Implement Evaluate and create process for exceptions

28 On Line Groups ADTECH-PS: High Tech Center Training Unit AHEAD


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