[Athen] Software licensing for student use on laptops

Dan Comden danc at uw.edu
Fri Oct 12 14:18:00 PDT 2012

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM, Larry Kiser <larry.kiser at sfcollege.edu>wrote:

> [snip]

> not interact properly with that image. Perhaps the University of Toledo

> project will solve such a dilemma. One final computer access issue I find

> at our institution is that again due to security settings the MS Ease of

> Access features on the remaining desktop computers will not work. I would

> be grateful if someone can suggest a solution to that problem.


Present it to the sysadmins as a challenge -- you have users who need to
have those features enabled. Why are they turned off? Can they present a
truly compelling reason? Sometimes decisions like this are made through
inertia or lack of understanding of just what those features do. There's
really no excuse to have basic functionality of the OS hamstrung in this
fashion. If it is because other users are pranking with those features,
then the entire approach to IT provision should be re-examined. Certainly
most other institutions have solved that problem.

Of course, it's all in how you can present the challenge diplomatically if
you don't have an in with the IT people...I hear they can be bribed :)

-*- Dan Comden danc at uw.edu <danc at washington.edu>
Access Technology Center www.uw.edu/itconnect/accessibility/atl/
University of Washington UW Information Technology
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