Monday, July 11, 2011

AIM is at AHEAD !


'AIM is at AHEAD'

2011 AHEAD Conference Logo
AHEAD Conferences 2011

July 11–12, 2011

CAST: Real Time Text is available! * See below for transcript excerpts!

•Commission Meeting

July 11

8:30 AM–4:00 PM, PST

•Commission Meeting

July 12

8:30 AM–3:30 PM, PST

•Public Hearing

July 12

4:00 PM–9:00 PM, PST

AHEAD 2011: Sustainable Access Through Partnership

The 34th Conference of the Association on Higher Education And Disability

July 11-16, 2011

The Washington Convention Center

Seattle, Washington, USA

Convention Site: The Washington Convention Center

Convention Hotel: The Sheraton Seattle Hotel

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*AIM Commission during AHEAD 2011 Conference
July 11, 2011
CAST: Real Time Text

Key Discussion:  Bookshare
Besty Beaumon -
Bookshare Discussion >> BETSY BEAUMON: "I searched on "history man."There are 35 books in the Bookshare collection with "history man" in them. That could be anywhere in the book. One thing we do that's great for college students is we have a full text search. So you can actually search for every word in everyone of the 120,000 books in Bookshare to find the topics that you are looking for. "[AIM at AHEAD Conf. 2011]

Key Discussion: Universal Design
Sheryl Burgstahler -
"So universal design then we use the definition at the center for universal design is starting point. The design for products and environments to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible without the need for adaptation or specialized design. When we started doing this 10 years ago few people in postsecondary education were talking about universal design except with respect to technology. We were using that terminology there. But now more and more faculty are asking about it and interested in learning about it.

How do we apply universal design? A postsecondary setting we apply it to the instructional or learning environment, and instructional materials, student services, information technology, and physical spaces. And we promote universal design with faculty as an attitude, and it's an attitude that values diversity. But more than that also equity. And more than that actual inclusion. So all three, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We talk about universal design as a goal that you will never reach totally but you can reach for. We talk about it as a process when they're developing their courses to be thinking about certain things during the development process. And then we talk about specific practices that can be applied to learning materials and environments so that they are, first of all, welcoming, secondly accessible. And, third, usable for everyone who might be in their class. So just a couple of examples. Arranging seating so everyone has a clear line of sight. Using large, bold fonts, uncluttered overhead displays, speaking aloud the content presented on an overhead display, providing multiple ways to gain and demonstrate knowledge using multiple senses. We use a lot of materials from the CAST center. Avoid unnecessary jargon. Define terms. Provide scaffolding tools like outlines. Buy lab products that can be used by individuals with a wide range of abilities. Address things like safety procedures from the point of view of students with different types of abilities. Arrange materials or address materials that use materials that allow a variety of reading and language skills, and provide electronic format that are accessible.

With faculty then we conclude that, yes, accommodations are really important."
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AIM Commission is at the AHEAD Conference 2011 discussing 'Universal Design', too. U.D. is also a vital accessibility issue for Students with Disabilities.  EnjoyHi5!Autism: AHEAD is hosting AIM!

Upcoming CATEA webcast on July 10: Universal Design for Public Spaces
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Kbj Cosse' AIM Commission at AHEAD Conference 2011 is discussing 'Universal Design'. This is a vital accessibility issue for Students with Disabilities.
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