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ERIC Number: ED425732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
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Accessing ITP: Accommodating the Disabled.
Stewart, R. Wayne
The Information Technology Project (ITP) at Clayton College & State University (CCSU) (Georgia) focuses on information technology as a central part of teaching and learning, primarily through Universal Personal Information Technology Access (UPITA). UPITA equips each student and faculty member with a powerful multimedia notebook computer with remote communications capability, including "anywhere" dial-in access to the CCSU and Floyd College (Georgia) campuses, GALILEO--the state's digital library, the Internet, the World Wide Web, and e-mail. The introduction to this paper provides an overview of the ITP, including CCSU's goals, the faculty's role, using the computers in the classroom and in the learning center, training students in the use of their notebook computers and software, and similar efforts at other institutions. The challenges of providing equal access to disabled students are addressed, specifically the challenges of accommodating low vision/blind students and the physically impaired. Opportunities related to input modifications, output modifications, and supplemental accommodations are considered. It is concluded that students with practically any type of disability that limits their ability to access data vital to ITP and to their learning at CCSU are now accommodated. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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