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Computer Lab


After this presentation, participants will be able to 
* summarize the legal rights of students with disabilities with regard to computer access, 
* plan for making computer services accessible to a wide range of users by applying universal design principles, and 
* list steps that can be taken to ensure that students with disabilities have access to campus computer labs. 

Equipment and Tools

* DVD player and monitor 
* video projector, computer, and presentation slides; Internet connection (optional) 
* video (open captioned and audio described version of Equal Access: Computer Labs) 
* optional video (open captioned and audio described version of Computer Access: In Our Own Words) 
* handout (Equal Access: Universal Design of Computer Labs)
* presentation evaluation instrument 


Department chair, faculty, staff, TA, student, or other department member who has experience working with computer facilities and students with disabilities. The program may be co-presented with a staff member of a campus unit responsible for providing computer accommodations for students with disabilities. 

Presentation Outline

1. Distribute handout. 
2. Introductions. 
3. Begin presentation. 
4. Discuss access challenges and universal design. 
5. Introduce and play video(s) as noted in script. 
6. Discuss possible accommodations on your campus. 
7. Discuss department or campus issues. 
8. Note campus resources. 
9. Distribute and collect completed evaluation instruments.


* Select the presenter(s). 
* Develop presentation outline and activities using the Sample Script provided in this section and the ideas listed in the Presentation Tips section of this notebook. 
* Create presentation slides from provided templates. 
* Add the contact information for campus resources to the Resources slide and to printed publications as appropriate. 
* Photocopy the handout template Equal Access: Universal Design of Computer Labs. Create alternative formats as necessary. 
* Photocopy the presentation evaluation instrument to distribute at the end of the session (see pages 189-191 for examples) or create your own.