7.0342 Adaptive Technology Workshop (1/78)

Thu, 16 Dec 1993 17:52:19 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0342. Thursday, 16 Dec 1993.

Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1993 14:01:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Prof Norm Coombs <NRCGSH@RITVAX.BITNET>
Subject: Online Workshop on Adaptive Tech by RIT and EASI

January 31 - February 12, 1994
Online Workshop sponsored by:
Rochester Institue of Technology and
EASI (Equal Access to Software & 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 and efficient
way to support your disabled students, faculty and staff?

Rochester Institute of Technology has developed a two-week, online
workshop, in conjunction with EASI, to provide answers to these and
other questions about adapting information technology and computing.
The course relies on the distance learning technology of RIT, the
adaptive technology resources of EASI and the computer resources of

Norman Coombs, Chairman of EASI, is a professor of history at RIT and
has been teaching distance learning courses for over a decade. Richard
Banks is an adaptive technologist for the University of Wisconsin,
Stout, library and serves as moderator for EASI's Axslib-l, the leading
internet discussion list on libraries and adaptive technology for
persons with disabilities.

1) Introduction and Background
2) Reasons to Adapt
3) Legislative History
4) Americans With Disabilities Act
5) Lab Environment
6) Alternate Output Systems
7) Alternate Input Systems
8) Computing as Compensatory Devices
9)Planning and Funding
10) Review and Other Resources

Participants will be expected to do homework assignments which will
focus on the use of the internet to locate a vast array of disability
resources and to share with other participants their findings as well as
their institution's or organization's experiences in becoming
accessible. Instructors will encourage questions but keep in mind that
the workshop is intended to be participatory and interactive.
Participants may expect that the workshop will require at least half an
hour's work per day on average.

At the successful conclusion of the workshop, and upon completing at
least three specified assignments, Rochester Institute of Technology
will issue a Certificate of Completion. The workshop may also be taken
to obtain K-12 In-service Credit.

Workshop registration fee is $99 and includes all resource materials.
Registration will begin immediately and will be limited to the first
100 confirmed registrants. Payment instructions will be mailed upon
acceptance to the workshop and reservations will be held for one week
until payment is received. Those who do not make the 100 cut-off will
be placed on a waiting list for the second workshop offering April 4-16,

How to register:
You may register for this workshop by subscribing yourself to the
listserv which will run it. To do this send email to:
listserv@nysernet.org and leave the subject line of the email blank.
Put one line of text into the body of the message:
sub adapt-it "Firstname Lastname"

If you need help send email to Suzan Warner,

If you have questions about the course materials, send email to
either Norman Coombs nrcgsh@ritvax.isc.rit.edu or to Dick Banks,