[Athen] Schools with Accessibility Standards and Faculty Pages

Berger, Eileen eileen_berger at gse.harvard.edu
Wed Apr 18 05:43:33 PDT 2018

Hi All,
I have a question about use of laptops in courses. Automaticity allows some students with cognitive differences, those with RSI, vision impairments, Hearing imp. Reading CART and etc. to take notes, stay tuned into classes, view PowerPOints and projected materials up close or enlarged etc. How do we influence our faculty to reconsider rigid no laptop in class policies? They seem to be influenced by several articles and some limited research about how notetaking on laptops diminishes learning and long term memory.
Have you encountered this and how did you deal with it?
Thanks for any info!

Eileen Connell Berger
Access and Disability Services Administrator
Assistant Director Office of Student Affairs
Harvard Graduate School of Education

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Sheryl E. Burgstahler
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 4:37 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [Athen] Schools with Accessibility Standards and Faculty Pages

We state that individuals campus wide are responsible for accessible IT under their control, including those who create web pages. Having said that, we, in a very distributed environment, do not employ an accessible IT “police department.”

Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D.
Director, UW Accessible Technology & DO-IT, UW-IT
Affiliate Professor, Education
University of Washington, Box 354842
Seattle, WA 98195
206-543-0622 FAX 206-221-4171
sherylb at uw.edu<mailto:sherylb at uw.edu>

On Apr 17, 2018, at 12:21 PM, James Bailey <jbailey at uoregon.edu<mailto:jbailey at uoregon.edu>> wrote:

Hello All,
If your school has advanced and campus-wide ICT accessibility policies, how do you handle faculty and/or student created pages? Please excuse duplicate posts.



James Bailey M.S.
Associate Director
Accessible Education Center
University of Oregon
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