June 2004

ADA Meeting - June 24th, 2004


Members Present: Amy Bones, Bill Hill, Andrea Jahn, Mark Panning, Wade Pearson, Lennis Pederson.


Unable to Attend: Ann Ryan Haddad, Teresa Lynch, Amy Matthews, Sara Navkal, Rene Padilla, Cathy Pedersen, John Pierce, Jayne Schram, Kristina Tatay, Kathryn Thomas.


Guest: Brian Young


Minutes: May 29, 2004 meeting minutes were approved by Mark Panning and seconded by Amy Bones.


Brian Young talked to the Committee about the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the technology component of higher education. Some of his comments are found in the attachment to these minutes (24KB PDF). Within the context of the conversation, Amy Bones recommended that the Committee take an active roll in promoting accessibility to web-sites and distant learning programs. Also, needed is a review and understanding of the policy in the Faculty Handbook about ADA compliance relative access to distant learning programs. Mr. Young, at the closing of his remarks, encourage the Committee to make recommendations to the Creighton University Administration that would solicit support for solving the issues of ADA in technology based programs.


It was agreed that the July meeting would have a focus on goals and objectives for the Committee. Mark Panning will distribute previously crafted goals and objectives and will receive early comments from the membership regarding the new goals and objective package. Draft copies of Mark's information will be the basis of committee action in July.


The August meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the most desirable meeting time for the next twelve months.


The meeting adjourned at 10:30 A.M.


The next meeting will be held on July 29th, 2004 at 9:30 A.M. in the Swanson Hall Tech Room.



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