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									                                      talks!

Assistive Technology for Public Computers
December 10, 2009
                                                      Sponsored by
Audio is only available by calling this number:
Conference Call: 866-740-1260; Access Code: 6339392
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Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
You are being recorded…
• This seminar will be available on the
  TechSoup website along with past webinar
  presentations:
      – www.techsoup.org/go/webinars
• You will receive a link to this presentation,
  material and links.
• After the webinar, you can ask follow-up
  questions in the Accessible Technology and
  Public Computing Community Forum:
   – tinyurl.com/ybh455n
• Twitter hashtags: #techsoup

Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
                                  talks!

Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Presenters: Jane Vincent, AMLS                 Sponsored by


            Center for Accessible Technology
Today’s Speakers




                       Jane Vincent                  Kami Griffiths
               Center for Accessible Technology         TechSoup



                               Assisting with chat questions:
                                Kate Heryford, TechSoup


Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
What is assistive technology?




Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
What is assistive computer
technology?




Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Assistive Technology and the Law
• Federal, state/municipal, and private
  entities in the US covered by different
  laws

• Key concepts (Title II):
      – Equality of opportunity
      – Reasonable modifications
      – Personal services and devices

Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
First Steps Towards Effective
Implementation
• Research your users

• Talk to your users

• Involve your users




Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Categories of Technology
Relevance
• Pretty much always
      – No/low cost, relevant to a general
        population
• Sometimes
      – Relevant to the local population,
        moderate cost
• Seldom if ever
      – Expensive, often fragile, relevant to only a
        few people, difficult to implement
Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Pretty much always




Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Sometimes




Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Seldom if ever




Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Assistive Technology Stories




       (Sorenson VRS)




Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Funding Strategies
• Budget

• Friends

• Recycled/donated equipment




Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Minimizing “hidden” costs
• Conflicts

• Maintenance

• Support

• Training


Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Maximizing staff training
• Think like a librarian

• Document, document, document

• Use flow charts

• Involve your users


Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Websites—Library Specific
• ASCLA Accessibility Tip Sheets
• No Grant Needed! Cheap and Easy
  Accommodations for People with
  Disabilities




Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Websites
• ASCLA Accessibility Tip Sheets
• Abledata
• Association of Assistive Technology Act
  Programs
• Access on Main Street




Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Thanks!
Jane Vincent, AMLS
Usability/Accessibility Manager
Center for Accessible Technology
Berkeley, CA
jbvincent@cforat.org
www.cforat.org


Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
                             talks!

Questions?
Submit your questions using the chat box.
Continue the Discussion…
• Additional questions can be
  answered by posting in the Accessible
  Technology and Public Computing
  Community Forum:
   – tinyurl.com/ybh455n




Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Get the Most Out of TechSoup
• At TechSoup, you’ll find a range of
  technology services to help your nonprofit:

      – Read helpful articles in our Learning Center
      – Request donated software, hardware, and online
        services
      – Join our community forums to learn from your
        colleagues
      – Browse upcoming events and conferences



Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
Upcoming Webinars
• What Should a Website Cost?
      – Thursday, December 17, 11 a.m. Pacific




Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
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Assistive Technology for Public Computers
Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392
                              talks!

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   Kami Griffiths, kami@techsoup.org, 415-633-9392

								
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