[Athen] Help with Budget question

Dan Comden danc at uw.edu
Fri Jul 12 13:05:40 PDT 2013

Getting money for stuff is usually fairly easy. Getting money for
staff is what's hard.

I would suggest trying to get them to fund, even partially, a position
to manage AT from an IT perspective. That will help ensure students
with disabilities are considered within IT purchasing and planning
instead of an afterthought or a separate budget item that IT sees as

-*- Dan

On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Norwich, Lorraine S <lnorwich at bu.edu> wrote:


> I am in the position of being able to ask the Information Services &

> Technology services to have a place holder for an Assistive Technology

> budget moving forward. I wanted to know if you had thoughts or

> documentation of examples of why we need them to have this budget. I do

> have some examples but more would only help the cause. We have had a

> partnership with them before installing Read and Write gold where they

> thought the benefit of the software would extend campus wide.


> Do you know of any:


> Dear Colleague letters that focus on this issue?


> Ideas on how to approach this?


> Who and where else to ask this question?


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

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