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FY13 Rock Valley College AT New Look Project

This project will increase the amount, and quality, of training resources available to students with disabilities at Rock Valley College and will allow users to be better informed about the technology options available. Currently, a relatively small number of students utilize AT on campus due to a variety of factors, such as lack of prior experience, limited resources for training and support, and minimal information available to them while still in high school. Increased resources and more focused efforts on promotion and marketing of the AT products available at the college should result in greater numbers of students utilizing AT. As the students become more comfortable and proficient in using the products, a positive correlation should be observed between usage rates and persistence, retention, and completion rates by these students. Three instructional videos were produced for the following assistive technology products: Livescribe pen, digital tape recorder, and an Intel Reader. The videos were posted to the Disability Services webpage for access by staff, students, and community members needing tutorial assistance. In addition, an Assistive Technology services brochure was updated which includes information to prospective students on the types of AT products available at the college. The brochure was disseminated at meetings, events and to community partners. This project can be easily replicated and continued by adding to the growing video library on the department webpage. Each year 2-3 new AT videos will be created and posted on the webpage.

Application
Final Report
AT Brochure

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