October 2005

ADA Meeting - October, 2005


Members Present: Amy Bones, Barb Brock, Kindra Fox, Ann Ryan Haddad, Andrea Jahn, Amy Matthews, Mark Panning, Wade Pearson, Cathy Pedersen, Lennis Pederson, Betsy Reece, Rich Rossi


Unable to Attend: John Baxter, Whitney Douglas, Barbara Flynn, Bill Hill, Georgian Lee, John Pierce, Laura Romito-Cerra


Minutes: The September 27, 2005 meeting minutes were approved with noted changes by Amy Matthews and seconded by Mark Panning. Changes noted were:

  • The minutes for the August 25, 2005 were seconded by Andrea Jahn
  • Betsy Reece was in attendance at the August 25, 2005 meeting
  • Ann Ryan Haddad was not in attendance at the August 25, 2005 meeting.


Rich Rossi spoke about e-education work shop opportunities that will be offered three Thursdays in November.


The Committee wishes to congratulate Mark Panning on the outstanding web-site created for the ADA program. It is understood that Mark accomplished this great task on a lot of his own time after regular work hours.


Cathy Pedersen was asked to explore ADA awareness options of “Lunch and Learn” options on campus through University College and/or the Wellness Center. The early thought is for this program to be engaged in the next fiscal year.


Andrea Jahn confirmed that wearing bunny slippers in a cold office is okay.


Mark Panning lead a discussion about the web-site and some of the links that are available from the site.


Amy Bones talked about the ADA information in the Faculty and University Statutes. The information she received was later incorporated into an update that was forwarded for review and acceptance by the University group working on the campus updates.


The Committee conducted an after action review of the October 12, 2005 Symposium, there was unanimous accord that the speaker, Ms. Cordano was excellent. For future events it was agreed that the event needs to be announced earlier and try to get the event announced in “CU Official”. Also, have the future events recorded on CD for later listening should be explored.


Lennis Pederson reported that a budget request to remove architectural barriers was submitted for consideration in the University’s capital budget process.


A proposal from an architect to accomplish a survey of the campus for ADA non-compliance issues has been received by Facilities Management. A second proposal is anticipated for another architect for comparison.


The meeting adjourned at 10:15 A.M.


The next meeting is scheduled for December 8, 2005 at 9:30 A.M. in the Swanson Hall Technology Room.


Future meeting dates:

January 26, 2006

February 23, 2006

March 30, 2006

April 27, 2006

May 25, 2006