It’s a new semester, and all of us in the Disability Resource Center are working with faculty to reduce barriers in teaching, and collaborating with students to help make a smooth transition for their spring classes. Please let us know how we can best serve you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to reply to this message.
— Sharon Downs, Director
Disability Interest Group
D.I.G. is a new group that was formed during the Fall 2009 semester. The purpose of the group is to give students, staff and faculty a chance to come together in an informal manner and openly discuss dynamics of disability and campus life. D.I.G. will meet on the third Tuesday of every month during the spring semester. All are welcome to attend. If interested in learning more about the group, contact Ashish Bhakta at email@example.com. You may also email Melanie Thornton, at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the DIG-UALR listserv. We hope to see you at the next meeting on January 19th at 1:00, in DSC SGA T201.
The DRC recently launched an interactive discussion board on our home page. Read more about our Discussion Board here.
Design Matters: Capture Your Audio, Caption Your Video
The Deaf Community fought a long and difficult battle to get captioning where it is today on televised programming, but with the explosion of online videos there is a new frontier for this struggle. Emerging technologies are making captioning online videos easier than ever. Full article: Capture Your Audio, Caption Your Video
Joshua Silverstein, professor at the William H. Bowen School of Law, is the DRC Featured Partner. He is a shining example of effective pedagogy that results in fewer barriers to student learning. Full article: Joshua Silverstein.