Accessibility Series - Spring 2014
Sponsored by SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD), the UB Office of Accessibility Resources, and the Teaching & Learning Center.
This webinar series on accessibility will focus on making course content accessible, which is a critical focus at every campus given SUNY's expanding online presence. These sessions focus on Buffalo State's efforts at engaging and promoting accessibility of course materials.
Presenters: Meghan Pereira, Senior Instructional Designer, Buffalo State, Ginger Bidell, Instructional Designer, Buffalo State and Sumana Silverheels, Technology Accommodations Coordinator for Disability Services, Buffalo State.
- Making Course Content Accessible: Audio & Video, Tues. 4/15
Webinars take place from 10-11 am.
Live stream viewing: Teaching & Learning Center Conference Room, 212-A Capen Hall (inside the Oscar A. Silverman Library)
(To view from your own location, please see the CPD website .)
Accessible Apps for College Students
Fri. 4/18 from 3 - 4:30 pm
235 Capen Hall (CSLCE Learning Lab)
Accessibility Resources staff will examine and demonstrate a series of accessible apps that would benefit all college students. Most of the apps demonstrated will be iOS apps (Apple), but we will list a number of Android or Third-Party alternatives that are available in multiple platforms. AR will demonstrate the capabilities of an app from each of the following categories:
- Audible / Speech Apps
- Screen Magnification Apps
- Note-taking Apps
- Productivity Apps - College Specific
- Test Preparation Apps
- Time Management / Organizational Improvement Apps
- Apps to Accommodate Specific Disabilities
Spring 2014 Student Reminders
- Retuning students, please contact AR to request memos for your Fall 2013 Accommodations.
- Don't forget to submit requests for Alternate Format Books before the semester begins.
- If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing please let AR know about your interpreting service needs as soon as possible.
- Incoming freshman with a disability? Please get in touch with AR for info on making the transition to college.
Universal Design Yoga - Spring 2014
Free yoga classes designed and taught to be safe, welcoming, fun and relaxing! Yoga can help decrease stress, improve sleep, and increase focus and attention. All students are invited to participate. Visit our yoga page for more information.
Note Takers Needed for Students with Disabilities
If your professor makes an announcement that a note taker is needed in one of your courses and you would like to volunteer, please stop by or contact the office to learn more. Student note takers who are eligible receive a stipend of $25 per credit hour at the end of the semester, usually $75. Note takers are required to make copies of their notes to share with a student with a disability. Accessibility Resources coordinates the photocopying and/or scanning of the notes at no cost to the note taker.
Tips to Make UB a More Inclusive Community
- Tip #1 - Planning a meeting or party? Schedule it in a place that is accessible to everyone.
- Tip #2 - Do what you can to make sure ramps, sidewalks and entrances are accessible.
- Tip #3 - Respect the people around you; try to get to know them.
- Tip #4 - If you can't understand what someone is saying, ask them to say it again so you can understand.
- Tip #5 - Respectful attitudes are part of the solution to including people with disabilities.
Sponsored by Wellness Education Services & Accessibility Resources
Access to Technology
Important information for all members of the UB community: 2013 enforcement efforts through litigation and enforcement by the Departments of Justice and Education have created a consistent legal standard for access to instruction mediated by information and communications technology. The following information provides information regarding issues related to campus wide access to technology: