The October Session

In observance of Accessibility Awareness Awareness Month, Karen Hemker (Director of Access Services) moderated a student panel discussion on the topic of living with disabilities inside and outside the classroom. Students identified their particular disabilities and then described their experiences and challenges adjusting to college life.  They talked about what strategies and services on campus have been most helpful for them and offered suggestions for how teachers and staff could provide additional support. Google Read and Write, Snapverter for course documents, and Tegrity were cited as particularly helpful technologies,

To close the session Hemker along with Matt Klosky (Business) and Jason Spartz (Instructional Technology) provided examples of support for disability services and universal design on campus including Goalball, alt.text in PowerPoint,  and the new closed-caption feature on Tegrity.

Missed the session?  Get the whole show on Tegrity here.

Learn how to add closed-captions to your Tegrity recordings here.

Learn to edit those  captions here

Matt Klosky talks about adding alt.text to PowerPoint here.

For information about how to use universal design principles in your classroom contact Jason Spartz (jspartz@smumn.edu) or Karen Hemker (khemker@smumn.edu)