- John Jones, Wichita State University
- Length of Session: 1-hr
- Format: Lecture
- Expertise Level: Intermediate
- Type of session: General Conference
Wichita State has been working to support a pre-med student who is blind for the last few years. Over the course of that time, we have gotten better and faster at producing materials to support this student’s learning. We will discuss lessons learned and the challenges we faced.
Wichita State has been working to support a pre-med student who is blind for the last few years. Over the course of that time, we have gotten better and faster at producing materials to support this student’s learning. Recently, WSU has moved from exclusive reliance on an embosser to using both the embosser and a PIAF, Picture In A Flash Tactile Graphic Maker to create Braille and tactile image documents. Early results are excellent and have also allowed WSU to face some fundamental ethical issues surrounding the accurate creation of accommodated materials for students who are blind. This session will trace our history of production, along with the content choice decisions that were deemed necessary when the university relied exclusively on an embosser, present what our production process and products are like today, and consider what a fully mature tactile graphic process will look like in the future at Wichita State.
- Academic Accommodations require academic engagement
- The risks of creating your own shorthand
- Successful accommodation requires a selection of tools
Alternate Format, Assistive Technology, Uncategorized
John Jones joined the MRC in 2014, and has been the director since 2015. He has been an instructional designer, corporate trainer, new media manager, web developer and college instructor. Jones has an MFA in fiction from Wichita State University and an MA in English and creative writing from Kansas State University. He has fifteen years of teaching experience as a graduate assistant and adjunct for K-State, Butler County Community College, Newman University and Wichita State University.