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ERIC Number: ED423637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Structured Collaboration in Implementing Assistive Technologies in a Community College Setting: Library Access, A Case Study.
Norris, Marcia; Vasquez, Laurie
This paper discusses the role of libraries as the hub of information literacy in college and the need for professional collaboration to ensure library access for students with disabilities at California community college campuses. A working plan for developing assistive technology (AT) capabilities is provided which includes the following steps: (1) develop a formal awareness inventory of who, what, how, and where technology decisions are made on campus; (2) use key people discovered in the process to develop a campus-wide computing plan which includes distribution of AT throughout campus computer labs; (3) develop a policy for incorporating access technology into new purchases; (4) allocate a portion of the entire institutional computing budget for access technology: (5) determine who is responsible for making decision for upgrades or new computers; (6) decide what committees should address integration and implementation at the instructional level; (7) discover how to initiate and plan strategies with other campus labs; (8) estimate how much technical support will be needed; (9) decide how to plan for technical support; (10) determine what expertise with access technology it is reasonable to expect from librarians and mainstream computer support staff; and (11) provide training for staff receiving assistive software. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California