April 2006

ADA Meeting - April 27, 2006


Members Present: John Baxter, Jeffery Branstetter, Barb Brock, Whitney Douglas, Ann Ryan Haddad, Andrea Jahn, Amy Matthews, Mark Panning, Wade Pearson, Cathy Pedersen, Lennis Pederson, Rich Rossi


Unable to Attend: Amy Bones, Barbara Flynn, Georgian Lee, Teresa Lynch,

Stacy Peitz, John Pierce


Guests: Kevin Flecky, Kindra Fox, Scott Grove, Karen Malloy,

Bob Soukup, Kathy Taggart


Minutes: Approval of the March 30th, 2006 minutes by Wade Pearson and seconded by Barb Brock


Kathy Taggart and Karen Malloy from CU Grants Administration, spoke to the Committee about grant opportunities. There are some projects that might be awarded from Nebraska Health and Human Services. She is planning to attend future meetings with Wade Pearson Health Resources in May. The opportunities for ADA grant are somewhat limited. Spring Foundation is helping fund other agencies and might be explored for technology grants at Creighton. The U.S .Department of Education does have Clearing House for assistance that has potential as a project funding source. About twelve benefactor organizations in the state, such as Physicians Mutual and The Omaha World Herald, have a history of supporting the projects, only the projects are defined.


Kevin Flecky and Bob Soukup, from CPW, gave updates on the physical survey of the campus. The survey from that is being used by their team was circulated. As part of this discussion, Wade informed the group that the number of students disclosing the need for assistance has been growing over the past years.


Kindra Fox explained that the SEN video was progressing. The video is being developed with the help of Scott Groveand and his company. The video will display ADA compliance issues but also note areas that are in compliance but still not friendly. Two videos will be presented; no cost low cost projects and a second video about compliance.


Rick Rossi and Jeff Branstetter have continued work on the ADA Awareness Brochure. They are considering two vehicles for delivery of the information. An electronic version would address the basics of the program to inform readers about the intent of the law and direct statistical data.


The second vehicle would be a paper hand out that would have hi-lights and perhaps would require updating to keep it fresh.


Both vehicles are expected to be designed with eye catching phrases and images.


Mark Panning distributed information about the latest technology available from Cisco Systems relative accessibility to information and technology hardware. The goal is to have a significant display of the technology on campus soon.


Cathy Pedersen and her sub-committee assigned to develop ADA Awareness training for supervisors and mangers through University College have agreed to begin a stronger focus on June 1st. Here efforts are assisted by Barb Brock, Amy Bones and Mark Panning.


Wade Pearson is continuing to develop the program for the October 5th Symposium. Recent contact with peers at Metro is evolving into volunteer help fro Scott Chadwick in Developing a universal design presentation.


Wade has purchased information from the University of Utah about an on-line training program. The information, when reviewed, may contain a p program that could be implemented at Creighton.


The Committee agreed to be a participant at the November 8th & 9th Employee Benefits Fair. The theme of the fair is Mind/Body/Spirit making ADA Awareness an ideal subject.


The meeting adjourned at 10:30 A.M.


The next meeting is scheduled for May 25, 2006 at 9:30 A.M.

NOTE: The meeting will be held in the Alumni Library UP Room. The Cisco presentation is anticipated.