7.0173 Making Info Technology Disability Accessible (1/140)

Fri, 10 Sep 1993 15:57:50 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0173. Friday, 10 Sep 1993.

Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1993 21:27:42 -0400 (EDT)
From: Prof Norm Coombs <NRCGSH@RITVAX.BITNET>
Subject: Making Info Tech Disability Accessible

The EASI Seminar Series
Computers and Students with Disabilities
New Challenges for Higher Education

EASI: Equal Access to Software and Information

Has the Americans with Disabilities Act left you with more questions
than answers about providing computing services for individuals with
disabilities? Are you trying to find the most effective, efficient way
to support your disabled students, faculty and staff?

If you're struggling to find answers to these and other hard questions,
come to the EASI Seminar Series. This one-day seminar focuses on:

*The demographics of disabilities

*Taking a pro-active approach to complying with the spirit of such laws
as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Sections 503 and 504 of the
1973 Rehabilitation Act

*Technology and equipment necessary for students, faculty and staff
with disabilities

*Setting up accessible labs and workstations

*Establishing support services for technology-use by students,
faculty and staff with disabilities

*Funding and planning strategies for establishing adaptive computing
services on campus

Howard University
Nov. 12, 1993

Medger Evers College
Nov. 19, 1993

*Atlantic-Bell Charitable Foundation and EASI are making available a
limited number of scholarships to minority participants and city school
district participants. For information write: )
or (310) 640-3193.

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EASI Answers to Hard Questions

EASI's one-day, three module seminar presentation is designed to offer
strategies for developing and enhancing adaptive computer technology
services on college and university campuses. The Seminar Series was
created by a group of specialists who have a wide variety of expertise
working with computer technology and people with disabilities.

Seminar modules are designed to accommodate a wide variety of audiences.
Certain modules are specifically aimed at computing services personnel,
disabled student services providers, college and university faculty,
staff members, and campus administrators.

EASI Presenters

When you're trying to figure out how to do something, the best advice
usually comes from the experts--the people who have done it before.
EASI presenters are people who have already set up the kinds of
services your school needs. Our presenters are experts who have
developed and implemented adaptive computing technology service programs
at colleges and universities across the country. The people presenting
the EASI Seminar Series are the people who have pioneered the field of
adaptive computing. They've taken a pro-active approach to meeting
legal mandates. They've advocated for services at their schools.
They've struggled for funding.

They've tried new equipment and new technologies. They've worked with
students. After all that, they know what works. And they're willing to
share that knowledge with you.

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EASI Seminar Registration
(Check Location)

Registration Fee (includes lunch and materials) $150

Early Discount (Before Nov. 1, 1993 ) $ 25

EDUCOM Members $125

_____ Howard University -- Washington, D.C. (Nov. 12, 1993)

_____ Medger Evers College -- New York (Nov. 19, 1993)

(Last Name)
(First Name)

Payment must be made by check or credit card. Make checks payable to

____ Check Total Enclosed _________

____ American Express

____ VISA

____ MasterCard

Card Number __________________________ Exp. Date _______

Authorized Signature __________________________________

P. O. Box 1278
El Segundo, CA 90245-6278

For more information call Carmela Castorina at (310) 640-3193 or
send e-mail to: CSMICLC@MVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU

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