[Athen] AT to provide access to a one week residency program

Wershing, Alice D. adwershing at pstcc.edu
Fri Apr 22 06:23:39 PDT 2016

I have worked with an adult who does all of his work from the floor, also due to pain management. He uses a laptop and uses a variety of applications, including Skype. If the laptop can be positioned on a bed table or close to where the student can see it, they should be able to use Skype from bed.

Alice Wershing, M.Ed., A.T.P.
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Pellissippi State Community College
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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Cristina Finan
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2016 9:08 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [Athen] AT to provide access to a one week residency program

An expensive but effective solution would be a telepresence robot. They used one at the AHG conference in 2015 and it worked very well.



Cristina Finan
Assistant Director of Student Disability Services

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The Johns Hopkins University
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Baltimore, MD 21218

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Date: Friday, April 22, 2016 at 8:51 AM
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Subject: Re: [Athen] AT to provide access to a one week residency program

Skype or Google Chat seem like nice, simple solutions. Given the length of the program during the day, iPads might be good to use l, if available, because of the battery life.


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On Apr 22, 2016, at 7:57 AM, Adam Kosakowski <kosakowskia at wcsu.edu<mailto:kosakowskia at wcsu.edu>> wrote:
Hello Wise Athen-ers!

Our institution has a student with quadriplegia applying to a program that is mostly online, but has a one week residency program each semester. The student can be in his chair for a maximum of 3 hours a day due to pain management and is otherwise in his bed. The residency program starts at 9 in the AM and goes into the evening for a week.

I was thinking he could be Skyped into the programming daily so he can be present live. Currently the program coordinator is thinking of recording the days so the student can watch them after. I told the coordinator that I was concerned with the recordings as the student wouldn't be able to see them live thus making the experience quite different than that of his peers. The coordinator seems open to working on a solution and I told him I'd ask here for ideas!

Has anyone here had a similar challenge? Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Adam Kosakowski, M.Ed., ATACP
Assistive Technology Specialist and Math Specialist, University Assistant
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