Welcome to the Montana Accessibility Interest Group
This Accessibility Interest Group was formed to discuss a common need to make higher education's electronic and information technology accessible to all users. These discussions involve various speakers and leaders in the field from around the nation. We hope to discuss a broad array of topics and learn from the work that other campuses and individuals have done. We welcome others who share our interest into these conversations.
The group convenes the first Friday of every month from 10am to 11am Mountain time. We meet via Blackboard Collaborate, so you may use this Blackboard Collaborate link to join the session. You may also dial in by phone by calling 571-392-7703 and using the Conference Number: 967-705-873-315. Please test your computer system prior to the meeting, using this Blackboard Collaborate First Time User website. Recording of previous discussions will be provided on the Resources page.
Presentation date: October 3, 2014
In this talk, Dr. Soiffer will cover the current state of accessible math and present work that is part of a joint Institute of Education Sciences (IES) grant with Educational Testing Services (ETS) that enables accessible math, including both customized speech and navigation of that math, in browsers, Word, and PowerPoint.
Presentation date: September 5, 2014
Timothy McHenry is the Assistive Technology Coordinator for DSS, and a graduate from the University of Montana with a degree in Technical Theatre. He is currently attending the Theatre Grad School pursuing an MFA.
Presentation date: August 1, 2014
Cindy Camp has worked in disability support services for 20 years. She is on staff with PEPNet 2 and is housed at Jacksonville State University in AL. She is an interpreter, C-Print captionist, and C-Print trainer. She contracts with the Described and Captioned Media Program to enhance access for everyone through the use of captions.
Presentation date: June 6, 2014
David Nolt is the web developer at Montana Tech. He received his bachelor's degree in journalism/photojournalism from the University of Montana in 2004. He worked as the editor/reporter/photographer for the Livingston Current from 2005-2008 and also as a correspondent for NewWest.Net from 2007-2009.