August 2010

ADA Committee Meeting - August 25, 2010

Members Present(X):
XJohn BaxterXFran Minear
Amy BonesXMark Panning
Jeff BranstetterKalani Parker
XJulie CarlsonWade Pearson
XDeborah DaleyXLennis Pederson
Beverly BoyleJohn Pierce
XMichelle FerestadAnne Schoening
Katherine HatfieldStephanie Tufano
Teri Hoppe
XAmy Matthews

Minutes from the June 30, 2010 meeting were approved by Amy Matthews and seconded by John Baxter.

Minutes from the July 28, 2010 meeting were approved by Fran Minear and seconded by Deb Daley.

John Baxter spoke about the October, all buildings fire drills. The schedule will be announced soon. The drills become a good opportunity to train the campus populace on the procedures for evacuating individuals with disabilities.

Deb Daley indicated that the new “Blue Cast” software program for classrooms is being used as a lecture capture system. It is being used at other institutions and is getting good press coverage. The details of having the speech to text resolved are still in progress. Mark Panning said the plan remains to have the software program working during the fall semester. Additionally, the software can be transcribed into text of foreign languages.

Mark Panning distributed a grant idea developed by the sub-committee working on possible grant applications. The idea presented is written around available software designed to help educate a group of individuals on campus that would become trainers of others. Mark will send the grant ideal white paper for committee review. He will also work with the Grants office to alert them of the possibility of a grant application.

John Baxter has reviewed the classes attended by the quadriplegic students and determined all is okay. Wade stated that there is a hearing impaired student living on campus and attending the College of Business Administration.

Lennis Pederson distributed a list of barrier removal projects and purchases accomplished by Purchasing and Facilities Management during the last fiscal year. The list included not only work completed but looked forward to other pending projects. Deb Daley volunteered to develop a news release with the information distributed.

Lennis Pederson distributed a revised list of ADA barriers prepared by Deb McAtee. The list categorized the items by common theme to allow the Committee to prioritize within like items. The list will be sent to all members to prioritize as teams, those items within the assigned categories. The goal is to have the results from the teams returned to Lennis by September 20, 2010 for distribution at the September meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 11:47 am.

The next meeting will be September 29, 2010 11:00 am in the Swanson Hall south conference room.