August 2005

ADA Meeting - August 25th, 2005


Members Present: Barb Brock, Ann Ryan Haddad, Bill Hill, Amy Matthews, Mark Panning, Cathy Pedersen, Lennis Pederson, John Pierce, Betsy Reece, Rich Rossi.


Unable to Attend: Andrew Akright, Amy Bones, Andrea Jahn, Teresa Lynch, Wade Pearson, Rebecca Pettit.


Guest: Kendra Fox who will be attending more meetings.


Minutes: July 28, 2005 meeting minutes were approved by Bill Hill and seconded by Rich Rossi.


Amy Matthews will forward the survey questionnaire to faculty and staff. The method of sending the electronic survey is still being determined but is expected to be resolved quickly. The information received will be used to help set the program for the October 12th Symposium. Further discussion about a Q &amp: A document on the forth coming ADA website will be added to the agenda for future meetings.


A list of architectural barriers to be considered for removal was not available for discussion. The Committee did talk about needing door pull (weights) being adjusted and that restrooms be altered to lower towel dispensers.


Bill Hill will send each committee member an e-mail with a statement of need for the potential ADA budget. The comments will be reviewed at the September meeting.


In conversation lead by John Pierce, the Committee agreed to continue to use the existing document regarding how students, faculty and staff can pursue an ADA Grievance. The document can be found on the Human Resources website. Soon the document will have a link from the ADA website.


The Committee discussed the October 26th and 27th Benefits Fair. Lennis Pederson will have a booth attendance schedule established through the help of "Trunk" Hansen. The recent ADA survey information will be used as the display board on the table. A form to document potential ADA non-compliance observations will be available at the booth. Cathy Pedersen encourages use of the ADA Employment video again. John Baxter will have the magnetic announcement to keep the Committee's presence available for take home items. Bill Hill will contribute a door prize.


The meeting adjourned at 10:35 A.M.


The next meeting is scheduled for September 29, 2005 at 9:30 A.M. in the Swanson Technology Room.


Note: The following meeting dates-

  • October 27, 2005 (even with the Fair)
  • December 8, 2005
  • January 26, 2006
  • February 23, 2006
  • March 30, 2006
  • April 27, 2006
  • May 25, 2006