[Athen] Student Tech Fee funding

Burke, Dan (DSS) burke at mso.umt.edu
Wed May 12 08:20:57 PDT 2010

At Montana we capture about $10,000 per year from the Student Computer Fee disbursements in order to purchase and maintain assistive technology. We use this for any number of things – 30-seat licenses for screen readers and scan-and-read utilities, magnification software, Dragon, captioning software and laptops. we’ve used it to buy Victor Streams, netbooks set up as reading machines and for all of our equipment used in alternate media production – ABBYY, desktops, etc.


Dan Burke

Assistant Director/Assistive Technology Coordinator

Disability Services for Studentstss

The University of Montana

Emma B. Lommasson Center 154

Missoula, MT 59812


406.243.5330 FAX


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On Behalf Of Jean M Salzer
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 3:27 PM
To: athen at athenpro.org
Subject: Re: [Athen] Student Tech Fee funding

HI Ron and all,

For the most part, our captioning and AT utilized by departments is purchased via general funds. However, we have a student-lead committee here at UW-Milwaukee that does RFPs from across campus for technology funds. Our office (in conjunction with the University Tech folks) has written and received funding for a number of projects - including a smarttechnology pilot project, portable CCTVs, an updated Accessibility Center computer lab, etc. Minimal staff support is received this way - often only to implement the purchase and training.



Jean Salzer, Sr. Counselor
BVI Program/Alternative Text Coordinator
Student Accessibility Center
414-229-5660, Mitchell Hall B16

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