Enabling Access To Excellence:
The Disability Challenge

Technology Accessibility for People with Disabilities

a program of the CUNY University Faculty Senate Committee on Disabilities Issues

sponsored by The CUNY University Faculty Senate (UFS) and
The CUNY Office of Computing and Information Services (CUNY/CIS)

Friday, May 18, 2001
9:30 am - 2:30 pm (working lunch included)
555 W. 57th St. - 16th floor (ramp access from 58th St.)


AGENDA

Registration:     9:30 am -10:00 am

Welcome:   10:00 am - 10:15 am
Syd Lefkoe (Queens), University Faculty Senate (UFS) Committee on Disabilities Issues
Colette Wagner, University Assistant Dean for Computing and Information Services (CUNY/CIS)
Bernard Sohmer (City), University Faculty Senate Chair

Keynote Address:     10:15am - 10:45am
         Introduction:  Sherry Brabham, Vice Chancellor for Budget, Finance & Administrative Computing

Keynote Speaker: Karen Luxton Gourgey
Director, Baruch College's Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP)

Concurrent Sessions - Demonstrations: 11:00 am - 11:45

1) Web Accessibility -  Pratik Patel (Queens; CUNY Assistive Technology Services)
2) Instructional Computing - Ron Bissessar (Queens; CUNY Assistive Technology Services), Kevin Tucker (City - Special Services / Assistive Technology),
Concurrent Sessions - Brainstorming and Planning:     12:00 noon - 12:45 pm
1) Web Accessibility - Facilitators / Resource People:  Karen Luxton Gourgey (Baruch - Computer Center for Visually Impaired People), Leo Robert Klein (Baruch - Library / Web), Dan Shure (University Relations - Web), Lisa Valenti (CUNY/CIS - Web), Colette Wagner (CUNY / CIS)
2) Instructional Computing  - Facilitators / Resource People:  Ron Bissessar (Queens; CUNY Assistive Technology Services), George Otte (CUNY / Instructional Technology), Kevin Tucker (City - Special Services / Assistive Technology)
3) Senate and Governance - Facilitators / Resource People: Sandra Blake-Neis (Co-Chair, UFS Disabilities Issues Committee; BMCC), Don Davidson (Co-Chair, UFS Disabilities Issues Committee; La Guardia), Karen Kaplowitz (UFS Treasurer; John Jay), Pratik Patel (Queens; CUNY Assistive Technology Services)
Lunch and ... :  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

          Brainstorming Session Reports - Report Realistic CUNY and Campus Goals
          and
          Concluding Remarks / Wrap-up
          Chris Rosa (Queens - Special Services)
          Ginger Waters, University Dean for Faculty and Staff Relations

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