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Amy Schack's Personal Meeting Room - Shared screen with speaker view
Amy Schack
30:25
Welcome!
Andrea
34:18
In the chat, please select Everyone so all participants can see.
Kevin Barhydt
44:22
We would like to create a plan for how we move from conversations about accessibility and accommodations, toward discussion about inclusivity.
Kevin Barhydt
50:48
Yes, that’s helpful. UDL is exactly the road we are traveling. Thank you.
Esther Brandon
51:12
Thank you for your comment and input!
Esther Brandon
56:04
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Ann Williams
01:07:29
No idea!
Robin Goodall
01:07:36
Going well...we have an awesome multidisciplinary team that includes the library, IT, faculty and disability services. Lots of good information and planning
Michelle Carter
01:07:39
Going well: Our community college has a Universal Design expert, a professional graphic designer, working with Learning Accommodations.
Bonnie Lord
01:07:39
It's being discussed, which I think is a huge first step and is pointing us in the right direction.
Kevin Barhydt
01:07:50
Bringing the issue to the forefront of discussions. Several technologies are being considered that had been on the back burner.
Michelle Carter
01:08:31
It was something that person pitched, a passion of his.
Samantha Marshall
01:08:45
We increased support with Instructional Design support. Then IT provided additional hardware when needed to faculty.
Michelle Carter
01:09:04
As part of his retirement route, he transitioned from a position within the Art & Design department (where I am) to Learning Accommodations.
Christina Beck
01:09:06
Some students are struggling with having all materials accessible only online — they want printed materials as much as possible, but my school has had to scramble to bring even a portion of our course materials to print rather than online. This is actually a big accessibility issue for us, since some students struggle with everything being online. But I’m not privy to other accessibility questions — we don’t have a formal instructional design team set up
Kevin Barhydt
01:09:24
While leadership and faculty have technology as their primary concerns, our Learning Technology group is to focus on pedagogy rather than technology.
Michelle Carter
01:09:26
They got some funding from MAICEI to offer a workshop with faculty stipend.
Michelle Carter
01:10:10
There is more faculty interest than they can accommodate currently.
Kevin Barhydt
01:10:40
I have another meeting and need to leave early. Thank you for this really important session. Be safe and stay well!
Michelle Carter
01:11:18
(I mean that the expert cannot accommodate all the faculty who want help.)
Bonnie Lord
01:12:24
The biggest hurdle I think is getting everyone on the same page -- we can make recommendations and offer our services, but we need that faculty buy-in so that accessibility is across the board instead of in various pockets around the college
Robin Goodall
01:13:20
Not having a clear idea of what the semester will look like...uncertainty provides some urgency but planning for EVERY possibility is hard with limited staff and time
Michelle Carter
01:41:39
A question for Robin: It sounds like your school has a great team. May I ask where?
Robin Goodall
01:42:16
Vermont Technical College
Michelle Carter
01:42:30
Thanks!
Robin Goodall
01:42:40
We have a new CTO and she is amazing
Michelle Carter
01:48:42
I like the point about retro-fitting being inefficient and expensive. And then of course you have that course ready for future semesters.
Kathryn Weber-Hottleman
01:52:44
thank you!
Robin Goodall
01:52:51
Thank you!
Samantha Marshall
01:53:17
thanks