March 2012

ADA Meeting - March 21, 2012

Members Present(X):
XJohn BaxterAshlea Lem
Carrie BonsuttoAmy Matthews
XJeff BranstetterXTracy Monahan
XFr. Ray BuckoXMark Panning
XDeborah DaleyXWade Pearson
Beverly DoyleXLennis Pederson
Michelle FerestadXJohn Pierce
Teri HoppeXAnne Schoening
Jim Jansen
Minutes: Minutes of the meeting on February 15, 2012 were approved by Wade Pearson and seconded by Tracy Monahan.

Members of the Committee were asked to view the demonstration of the digital calendar used to schedule appointments for DoIT Help Desk. The digital display is found in the corridor outside the DoIT offices on the lower level of the Reinert Alumni Library. Comments and questions about the display should be directed to Mr. Chuck Lenosky.

Wade Pearson informed the Committee about the planned April 11th symposium. Deb Daley was asked to advertise the event. Wade will confirm space assignments with Michele Ferestad. Members are asked to promote the event presented by Scott Moore.

The Committee discussed the status of the change of committee name. It was felt by all that the name “Creighton Disability Accommodation and Awareness Committee” will require some publicity when making people aware of the change. The name goes beyond the guidelines of ADA and reflects the mission of the University.

Lennis Pederson will convene a series of meetings to define priorities for a capital budget. The meetings in April are optional for the members but each is asked to be involved with the process.

Jeff Branstetter encourage the Committee to request a $10,000 budget for annual expenses that spread the knowledge and education to advocate for the needs of others protected by the ADA. Jeff said this was a budge common to other presidential committees. The budge might be more likely assigned if the Committee can link with partners in the community.

Lennis distributed a page from American School & University, February, 2012 that had three articles about changes in technology and how the changes will impact techniques for educating. It is clear that accessible software will become an increasing concern for the next few years.

Wade Pearson reminded the Committee of the April 11, 2012 Symposium and will have more details about Scott Moore’s presentation later.

Lennis also distributed information developed by Coale Johnson about the changes to architectural design resulting from the ADA-AA. The changes became effective on March 15, 2012.

The Committee was reminded of the April 18, 2012, walking tour of the campus with students. The 6:30 pm tour will convene at the fountain in front of St. John’s Church.

The Committee discussed the project to install an elevator in St. John’s Church. The project is an addition to the west side of the Church. The lowest stop would be at the parking lot level. The highest stop would be at the sanctuary level. The project has not been funded. When donations are gathered by the Church, the project will need to be approved by the University’s Board of Directors.

The meeting adjourned at 3:48 pm.

The next meeting is April 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the Swanson Hall south conference room.