Dean Brusnighan, Assistive Technology Specialist, Purdue University
David Schwarte, Assistive Technology Specialist, Purdue University
Disability Area: Topic Area:
Length of Session (in hours): 1-hr
Expertise Level: All Levels
Type of session: Not provided
Summary of Session
Purdue had to change the way we produce e-text, and we took that opportunity to increase the scope of e-text we are able to provide. Our session will include reasons to consider transitioning to a new e-text production and consumption process, the challenges of transitioning to a new process, and the opportunities such a change is providing.
Purdue had to change the way we produce e-text, and we took that opportunity to increase the scope and flexibility of e-text we are able to provide.
Our session will describe the steps we used to consider and then make the transition. We will share our reasons for evaluating and revising our e-text production and consumption process. We will discuss the issues we considered in revising our process in order to minimize the impact on e-text consumers and the production staff. We will describe the anticipated and unanticipated effects of the transition on consumers and staff. We hope sharing our experiences will be of assistance in the event you choose to change your e-text process.
Reasons to consider transitioning to a new e-text production and consumption process
Challenges of transitioning to a new process
3. Creating DAISY can be done in a variety of ways, including creation by individuals who are less technical
Dean Brusnighan is an Assistive Technology Specialist on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus. His primary focus is on long-term and campus-wide IT accessibility needs. He consults with faculty and staff, and provides training on creating inclusive instructional materials. Dean advocates for improved accessibility policy and practice. He is also an active member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance IT Accessibility Group.
David Schwarte works as an Assistive Technology Specialist for Purdue University’s Assistive Technology Center, which is an element of Information Technology at Purdue. He consults with the Purdue University Disability Resource Center, in order to provide up-to-date assistive technology to the students. Similarly, he consults with the university’s Human Resource Department in order to better provide assistive technology to the university and its staff. He is an active member of the Web Accessibility Committee.