Scheduled at 11:15am in Westminster III on Wednesday, November 14 (2018).#17834
- Michele Bromley, Adaptive Technology Specialist, Portland State University
- Length of Session: 1-hr
- Format: Lecture
- Expertise Level: All Levels
- Type of session: General Conference
This presentation will break down the logistics for developing an alternative formats program around STEM and music materials. Attendees will learn how to 1) generate a basic alternative formats process, 2) administer alternative formats needs assessments, and 3) develop comprehensive procedures for addressing inaccessible math and music.
Providing fully accessible course materials to students who are blind requires significant preparation and adequate tools. If not done proactively, by the time a blind student registers for services, it is likely too late to develop a program for conversion of inaccessible course materials.
This process becomes even more complex when considering STEM or music materials. DS professionals must remediate equations, complex graphics, musical scores, etc. There are vendors that can provide these services, but turnaround time for third party conversion is often too slow for converting textbooks, much less supplemental course materials that are created and distributed throughout the term.
This presentation will break down the logistics for developing an alternative formats program around STEM and music materials. While targeted and specific, this information is valuable for all DS professionals who are working with alternative formats and seeking equity as a means of achieving compliance.
- Learn the importance of generating and establishing basic alternative formats procedures as a foundation.
- Consider the components necessary for administering effective alternative formats needs assessments.
- Receive a breakdown of staffing, equipment, and procedural logistics for remediating math and music materials.
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Michele Bromley is the Adaptive Technology Specialist and Alternative Formats Coordinator for the Disability Resource Center at Portland State University (PSU). She has worked in disability services since 2009 and at PSU since 2014. Michele serves as a member of PSU’s Accessibility Committee and Accessible Technology Coordination Subcommittee. She is also serving her third term as Communications Officer on the Oregon Association of Higher Education and Disability (ORAHEAD) Board of Directors. Michele has facilitated numerous adaptive technology and digital accessibility trainings at PSU and presented on captioning, alternative format production, adaptive technology, and accessible digital design at several regional ORAHEAD conferences. Michele has also presented nationally on these topics at the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) conference, the Postsecondary Disability Training Institute (PTI), and Accessing Higher Ground (AHG): AHEAD’s Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference.
- Bromley - Accessible Math and Music Presentation (PPT)
- Bromley - Accessible Math and Music Presentation (PDF)