October 2011

ADA Meeting - October 26, 2011

Members Present(X):
John BaxterJim Jansen
Carrie BonsuttoXAshlea Lem
XJeff BranstetterXAmy Matthews
XFr. Ray BuckoXTracy Monahan
Julie CarlsonXMark Panning
Deborah DaleyXWade Pearson
XBeverly DoyleXLennis Pederson
XMichelle FerestadXJohn Pierce
Teri HoppeXAnne Schoening
Minutes: The minutes from the September 28th, 2011 meeting were approved by Mark Panning and seconded by Wade Pearson.

Mark Panning spoke about him and Ray Bucko updating the ADA website. The new look will be better aligned. The updated look is a work in progress. Mark does not have an established completion date.

The work on the website will include a way to measure access/visits to specific areas of the site. Additionally, the revised website will have a page of links to other sites to allow further, in-depth look at specific topics.

Mark and Ray will discuss goals further at the November meeting.

John Pierce presented a training video about success of companies hiring employees with disabilities. The video focused on making accommodations available to all employees to make the job performance more efficient. The video was titled “Finding Gold: Hiring the Best and Brightest”.

Lennis Pederson reviewed the drawings for the proposed Rasmussen Center. The focus on the drawing was on accessibility.

Lennis told the group that Carlos Cabrera from Holland Basham Architectures would be evaluating the campus building entrance doors for accessibility. Some doors are marked accessible and should not be designated as such.

Wade Pearson updated the group on the planned symposium. The event will be presented by Scott Moore. The focus would be for Admissions staff and others involved with Admissions. The event will be hosted in the Harper Center.

Ann Schoening and Michelle Ferestad are ready to develop the poster program to promote ADA in a passive way. The goal is to have the posters ready for display well in advance of the April symposium.

The Committee discussed how to deliver the message about ADA to departmental staff meetings. Jeff Branstetter will work with others on the Committee to develop a 5 to 7 minute presentation using Brain Shark. The presentation will be the main topic at the December meeting. When completed, the Brain Shark training will be located on the ADA website for ease of access by Committee members giving the presentations.

The business meeting adjourned at 4:00 pm.

Some of the Committee continued on a tour of the California Mall. Members discussed the steep slope of the terrain and how access to the Law School and Lied Education Center was possibly too steep of a slope. A concern about use of crutches on the bricks was also voiced.

The tour ended at 24th Street at 4:30 pm.

The next meeting is at 3:00 pm on November 16th to be held in the Alumni Library room L02, tour of the facility.