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== Universal Access to Education:Faculty Resources and Support for Alternative Media==
 
  
===Overview===
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== Universal Access to Education:Faculty Resources and Support for Alternative Media ==
  
Access to information and knowledge is emerging and changing around us. Institutions of higher learning have seen changes regarding delivery of information including online classes and email. Additionally printed textbooks and published material still have had a significant influence on how faculty conveys subject matter and how students interact with that matter.  Within both the public and private arenas the world is seeing changes in the publishing industry. There is for the first time a move toward universal design - whether planned or based on technological evolution.
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=== Overview ===
  
This presentation will explore the tools and changes within the laws that have for years influenced the disability community and now are playing a significant role in how students of all abilities will access information. Participants will learn about the informational supports and resources that will help them to produce, recommend and promote the most accessible material. By adopting some of these practices participants will create learning environments that are accessible so they can refocus their attention on the central task of educating students.
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Access to information and knowledge is emerging and changing around us. Institutions of higher learning have seen changes regarding delivery of information including online classes and email. Additionally printed textbooks and published material still have had a significant influence on how faculty conveys subject matter and how students interact with that matter. Within both the public and private arenas the world is seeing changes in the publishing industry. There is for the first time a move toward universal design - whether planned or based on technological evolution.
  
===What you will Learn===
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=== Faculty Resources ===
  
* '''Demonstration of [[Software]] / Features'''
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<span class="internal">Course Accessibility: Presentation Download Word Doc with Notes</span>
** Versatile; Access based practices and activities that promote learning;
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** [http://www.readingmadeez.com/training/VideoPlayer.php?V=36&G=2 Note-taking]
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** [http://www.readingmadeez.com/training/VideoPlayer.php?V=79&G=2 Highlight]
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** [http://www.readingmadeez.com/training/VideoPlayer.php?V=33&G=2 Text-To-Audio]
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** [http://www.readingmadeez.com/training/VideoPlayer.php?V=35&G=2 Summary]
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** Find
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* '''[http://www.microsoft.com/enable/images/casestudy/christopher_lee_300k.wvx|Case Study: Christopher Lee, Ph.D.]'''
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<span class="internal">Course Accessibility:</span>Slides (pdf) psst...Be patient - large but colorful file! :-)
  
* AMAC Overview: Point of Change
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<span class="internal">Course Accessibility: Power Point Slides with Notes</span> psst...Be patient - large but colorful file! :-)
** [http://www.accesstext.org AccessText Network]
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** [http://stepp.gatech.edu/ STEPP]
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** '''Examples of Alternative Material (electronic, alterna-sensory)'''
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==== AMAC Training; staff and students ====
* [[Alternative_Media_Formats | Standard e-Text (pdf, doc, txt,)]]
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* Specialized e-Text ( [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats Comparison of e-Book Formats])
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The Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC) is committed to removing barriers for individuals with disabilities by improving the human condition through technology in academic and workplace environments.
** [http://kindleformatting.com Amazon]
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*[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page]
** [http://idpf.org/ E-Pub]
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*[http://amacusg.org/events.php http://amacusg.org/events.php]
** [http://www.daisy.org/ DAISY]
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* Audio
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==== CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology<br/> ====
** CD
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** MP3
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** Wav
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* Tactile
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CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braille Braille] ([http://www.aph.org/ Check out the American Printing House for the Blind])
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*[http://www.cast.org/ http://www.cast.org/]
  
* '''[http://www.udlcenter.org/ Universal Design] around us.'''
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==== CATEA; Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access ====
** Convenient vs. Necessary 
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* '''Print Related Disability'''
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CATEA is a multidisciplinary engineering and design research center dedicated to enhancing the health, activity and participation of people with functional limitations through the application of assistive and universally designed technologies in real world environments, products and devices. Faculty Resources: Making standard faculty educational documents adhere to Universal Design.
** Accommodation: Alternative Media same information, same expectations different format
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*[http://www.catea.gatech.edu/grade/index.php http://www.catea.gatech.edu/grade/index.php]
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*[http://www.catea.gatech.edu/grade/guides/introduction.php http://www.catea.gatech.edu/grade/guides/introduction.php]
  
===Faculty Resources===
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==== University of Washington: Do-It Center ====
  
[[Media:Universal_Access_to_Education_TrainingOutline_res.docx|Outline (docx)]]
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The international DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities and the use of computer and networking technologies to increase their independence, productivity, and participation in education and careers.
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*[http://www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/Strategies/Disability/LD/ http://www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/Strategies/Disability/LD/]
  
[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wiki/InstFclty_slides.pdf Slides (pdf)] psst...Be patient - large but colorful file! :-)
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==== Microsoft Enable Website (Case Studies)<br/> ====
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*[http://www.microsoft.com/enable/casestudy/default.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/enable/casestudy/default.aspx]
  
[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wiki/AMAC_InstFclty.pptx Slides (Power Point)] psst...Be patient - large but colorful file! :-)
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==== More [[Training%3AUDL%20Resources|Universal Design for Learning Resources]] ====
  
====AMAC Training; staff and students====
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For training resources, here are a few links:
The Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC) is committed to removing barriers for individuals with disabilities by improving the human condition through technology in academic and workplace environments.
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* http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
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* http://amacusg.org/events.php
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====CATEA; Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access====
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[http://www.cehd.umn.edu/crdeul/books-ctad.html http://www.cehd.umn.edu/crdeul/books-ctad.html]
CATEA is a multidisciplinary engineering and design research center dedicated to enhancing the health, activity and participation of people with functional limitations through the application of assistive and universally designed technologies in real world environments, products and devices.
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Faculty Resources: Making standard faculty educational documents adhere to Universal Design.
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* http://www.catea.gatech.edu/grade/index.php
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* http://www.catea.gatech.edu/grade/guides/introduction.php
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====University of Washington: Do-It Center====
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[http://dsp.berkeley.edu/TeachStudentsWithDisab.html http://dsp.berkeley.edu/TeachStudentsWithDisab.html]
The international DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities and the use of computer and networking technologies to increase their independence, productivity, and participation in education and careers.
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* http://www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/Strategies/Disability/LD/  
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====CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology====
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[http://www.facultyware.uconn.edu/home.cfm http://www.facultyware.uconn.edu/home.cfm]<br/>
CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.
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* http://www.cast.org/
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====Microsoft Enable Website (Case Studies)====
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==== Course Audit Rubric<br/> ====
* http://www.microsoft.com/enable/casestudy/default.aspx
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===Presenter / Contact===
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From San Jose State University:<br/>
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*Are My Course Materials Accessible <u>[http://www.sjsu.edu/cfd/docs/Are%20My%20Course%20Materials%20Accessible.pdf http://www.sjsu.edu/cfd/docs/Are%20My%20Course%20Materials%20Accessible.pdf]</u><br/>
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*Access Tool Kit<u>[http://www.sjsu.edu/wll/docs/access_toolkit.pdf : http://www.sjsu.edu/wll/docs/access_toolkit.pdf]</u><br/>
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*Course Accessibility Checklist : <u>[http://www.sjsu.edu/cfd/docs/CourseAccessibilityChecklist.pdf http://www.sjsu.edu/cfd/docs/CourseAccessibilityChecklist.pdf]</u><br/>
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==== Quality Matters (QM)<br/> ====
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A faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning.
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*QM Standards<u>[http://www.qmprogram.org/files/QM_Standards_2011-2013.pdf : http://www.qmprogram.org/files/QM_Standards_2011-2013.pdf]</u>
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*Web site:<u>[http://www.qmprogram.org/ http://www.qmprogram.org]</u><br/>
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==== Update your Materials - Easy Step-by-Steps<br/> ====
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=== [http://webaim.org/techniques/word/ Tips Accessible Word Docs]<span style="font-size:small"></span> ===
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=== <span style="font-size:small">'''[http://teachingcommons.cdl.edu/access/docs_multi/documents/ChecklistforAccessibleMSWord2010Docsv1.0.pdf Word Doc Accessibility Checklist]'''</span><br/> ===
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=== [http://webaim.org/techniques/powerpoint/ Tips Accessible Power Point] ===
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=== Presenter / Contact<br/> ===
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Joe Tedesco, M.Ed., ATP
  
Joe Tedesco, M.Ed., ATP
 
 
AMAC Learning and Development Manager
 
AMAC Learning and Development Manager
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joe.tedesco@amac.gatech.edu
 
joe.tedesco@amac.gatech.edu
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404-894-8000
 
404-894-8000
 
  
 
Joe Tedesco, is responsible for the development and on-going delivery of AMAC services to its members. Joe earned his Masters of Education degree at Wayne State University in Detroit and was awarded a certificate in Assistive Technology from the University of Miami. He was among the first professionals in the state of Georgia to earn his certification as an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP).
 
Joe Tedesco, is responsible for the development and on-going delivery of AMAC services to its members. Joe earned his Masters of Education degree at Wayne State University in Detroit and was awarded a certificate in Assistive Technology from the University of Miami. He was among the first professionals in the state of Georgia to earn his certification as an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP).
  
Joe has presented at conferences nationally on topics related to the use of assistive technology, technology and literacy, implementing technology in schools, and computer reuse. He enjoys providing training and is recognized for his knowledgeable yet practical approach to technology and education.  
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Joe has presented at conferences nationally on topics related to the use of assistive technology, technology and literacy, implementing technology in schools, and computer reuse. He enjoys providing training and is recognized for his knowledgeable yet practical approach to technology and education. Joe stays involved with local groups who work to bring assistive technology services into the lives of individuals with disabilities. His career has afforded him a variety of experiences leading to a rich understanding of the disability field and the effects of technology. His past experiences include Early Intervention (DHR), Even Start (Coordinator, DOE), Tech-Able (Director, Assistive Technology Resource Center), as well as private sector experience in the area of direct delivery of services, and Marcus Institute and Lekotek.
Joe stays involved with local groups who work to bring assistive technology services into the lives of individuals with disabilities. His career has afforded him a variety of experiences leading to a rich understanding of the disability field and the effects of technology. His past experiences include Early Intervention (DHR), Even Start (Coordinator, DOE), Tech-Able (Director, Assistive Technology Resource Center), as well as private sector experience in the area of direct delivery of services, and Marcus Institute and Lekotek.
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He has been recognized two years in a row by the Department of Labor's Tools for Life Program for his ability to foster collaboration among agencies and organizations in Georgia. Joe proudly serves as Vice Chair of the Georgia State Rehabilitation Council.<br/>
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== Additional Information / Resources ==
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This presentation will explore standard and assistive technology tools that have for years influenced the disability community and are now playing a significant role in how students of all abilities will access information. Participants will learn what tools and features, informational supports and resources that will help them to produce, recommend and promote the most accessible material. By adopting some of these practices participants will create learning environments that are accessible so they can refocus their attention on the central task of educating students.<br/>
  
He has been recognized two years in a row by the Department of Labor's Tools for Life Program for his ability to foster collaboration among agencies and organizations in Georgia. Joe proudly serves as Vice Chair of the Georgia State Rehabilitation Council.
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=== What you will Learn<br/> ===
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*'''Demonstration of [http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wiki/Software Software] / Features'''**Versatile; Access based practices and activities that promote learning;
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**[http://www.readingmadeez.com/training/VideoPlayer.php?V=36&G=2 Note-taking]
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**[http://www.readingmadeez.com/training/VideoPlayer.php?V=79&G=2 Highlight]
 +
**[http://www.readingmadeez.com/training/VideoPlayer.php?V=33&G=2 Text-To-Audio]
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**[http://www.readingmadeez.com/training/VideoPlayer.php?V=35&G=2 Summary]
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**Find
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*'''[http://www.microsoft.com/enable/images/casestudy/christopher_lee_300k.wvx%7CCase Study: Christopher Lee, Ph.D.]'''
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*AMAC Overview: Point of Change
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**[http://www.accesstext.org AccessText Network]
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**[http://stepp.gatech.edu/ STEPP] is an eTextbook rental program offering cost-effective textbooks that "all" students can read.
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***'''Examples of Alternative Material (electronic, alterna-sensory)'''
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*[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wiki/Accessible%20Products%20%26%20Services Standard e-Text (pdf, doc, txt,)]
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*Specialized e-Text ( [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats Comparison of e-Book Formats])
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**[http://kindleformatting.com Amazon]
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**[http://idpf.org/ E-Pub]
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**[http://www.daisy.org/ DAISY]
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*Audio
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**CD
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**MP3
 +
**Wav
 +
*Tactile
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**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braille Braille] ([http://www.aph.org/ Check out the American Printing House for the Blind])
 +
*'''[http://www.udlcenter.org/ Universal Design] around us.'''**Convenient vs. Necessary
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*'''Print Related Disability'''**Accommodation: Alternative Media same information, same expectations different format

Latest revision as of 13:11, 30 April 2013

Universal Access to Education:Faculty Resources and Support for Alternative Media

Overview

Access to information and knowledge is emerging and changing around us. Institutions of higher learning have seen changes regarding delivery of information including online classes and email. Additionally printed textbooks and published material still have had a significant influence on how faculty conveys subject matter and how students interact with that matter. Within both the public and private arenas the world is seeing changes in the publishing industry. There is for the first time a move toward universal design - whether planned or based on technological evolution.

Faculty Resources

Course Accessibility: Presentation Download Word Doc with Notes

Course Accessibility:Slides (pdf) psst...Be patient - large but colorful file! :-)

Course Accessibility: Power Point Slides with Notes psst...Be patient - large but colorful file! :-)

AMAC Training; staff and students

The Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC) is committed to removing barriers for individuals with disabilities by improving the human condition through technology in academic and workplace environments.

CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology

CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.

CATEA; Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access

CATEA is a multidisciplinary engineering and design research center dedicated to enhancing the health, activity and participation of people with functional limitations through the application of assistive and universally designed technologies in real world environments, products and devices. Faculty Resources: Making standard faculty educational documents adhere to Universal Design.

University of Washington: Do-It Center

The international DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities and the use of computer and networking technologies to increase their independence, productivity, and participation in education and careers.

Microsoft Enable Website (Case Studies)

More Universal Design for Learning Resources

For training resources, here are a few links:

http://www.cehd.umn.edu/crdeul/books-ctad.html

http://dsp.berkeley.edu/TeachStudentsWithDisab.html

http://www.facultyware.uconn.edu/home.cfm

Course Audit Rubric

From San Jose State University:

Quality Matters (QM)

A faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning.


Update your Materials - Easy Step-by-Steps

Tips Accessible Word Docs

Word Doc Accessibility Checklist

Tips Accessible Power Point

Presenter / Contact

Joe Tedesco, M.Ed., ATP

AMAC Learning and Development Manager

joe.tedesco@amac.gatech.edu

404-894-8000

Joe Tedesco, is responsible for the development and on-going delivery of AMAC services to its members. Joe earned his Masters of Education degree at Wayne State University in Detroit and was awarded a certificate in Assistive Technology from the University of Miami. He was among the first professionals in the state of Georgia to earn his certification as an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP).

Joe has presented at conferences nationally on topics related to the use of assistive technology, technology and literacy, implementing technology in schools, and computer reuse. He enjoys providing training and is recognized for his knowledgeable yet practical approach to technology and education. Joe stays involved with local groups who work to bring assistive technology services into the lives of individuals with disabilities. His career has afforded him a variety of experiences leading to a rich understanding of the disability field and the effects of technology. His past experiences include Early Intervention (DHR), Even Start (Coordinator, DOE), Tech-Able (Director, Assistive Technology Resource Center), as well as private sector experience in the area of direct delivery of services, and Marcus Institute and Lekotek.

He has been recognized two years in a row by the Department of Labor's Tools for Life Program for his ability to foster collaboration among agencies and organizations in Georgia. Joe proudly serves as Vice Chair of the Georgia State Rehabilitation Council.

Additional Information / Resources

This presentation will explore standard and assistive technology tools that have for years influenced the disability community and are now playing a significant role in how students of all abilities will access information. Participants will learn what tools and features, informational supports and resources that will help them to produce, recommend and promote the most accessible material. By adopting some of these practices participants will create learning environments that are accessible so they can refocus their attention on the central task of educating students.

What you will Learn