Exploring the ADA

This post outlines a series of my explorations into the Americans with Disabilities Act and related topics, particularly as they relate to education. What is the ADA? Title II? Section 504? Source cited in video: The PEER Project Reasonable vs. Unreasonable Accommodations I like the succinct, clear way that the University of Louisiana at Lafayette summarizes reasonable and unreasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations might include additional time for test-taking, alternate formats for texts, note-taking services, sign language interpreters, or reduced course. Continue reading Exploring the ADA

ADA Questions I Have

The following are questions I have related to ADA. Do you have answers for me? How are library databases considered accessible when they are virtually impossible to navigate in a meaningful way (conduct searches, evaluate search results, apply limits) using a screen reader? (I tested Academic Search Premier last year with the technician in the campus disability support services office.) I’ve heard that we must never ask someone if they have a disability. Students and other library patrons are supposed Continue reading ADA Questions I Have

Wing It: Be the Media

Task: Attend a newsworthy event. Broadcast the event online in some fashion (live-streaming video, live tweeting, taking photographs to pair later with your write-up of the event, etc.). Then attempt to locate mainstream media coverage of the event. Demonstrate or articulate how the mainstream media accounts are similar or different from what is conveyed in your coverage of the event. Not-so-secret objective(s): 1) Explore the way media reports events using real life experience. 2) Encourage involvement as a digital citizen. Continue reading Wing It: Be the Media