Thinking outside the dots:

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 9:15am in Cotton Creek II on Wednesday, November 14.

#17742

Speaker(s)

  • John Jones, Wichita State University

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Intermediate
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

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.

Abstract

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.

Keypoints

  1. Academic Accommodations require academic engagement
  2. The risks of creating your own shorthand
  3. Successful accommodation requires a selection of tools

Disability Areas

Vision

Topic Areas

Alternate Format, Assistive Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

John Jones

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.

Handout(s)