OIT, OSA to provide free assistive technology

OIT, OSA to provide free assistive technology

The Office of Information Technology and the Office of Student AccessAbility are partnering to provide visual- and learning-impaired students, faculty and staff with screen reading and magnifying software called Fusion Assistive Technology. Fusion is a combination of Job Access with Speech, a screen reader, and ZoomText, a screen magnifier. Melinda...

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OSA backs request to relocate from SSB

OSA backs request to relocate from SSB

University officials made a request to relocate the Office of Student AccessAbility from the third floor of the Student Services Building. Gene Fitch, vice president of Student Affairs, said a room in the Administration Building has been proposed as the new location for OSA. The new location is expected to...

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Delays in accessibility approvals cause concern

Delays in accessibility approvals cause concern

Jax Schmisseur struggles with anxiety and relies on his emotional support animal to calm him during his panic attacks. During his freshman year, he sought approval to have his cat live with him in the dorms but ran into roadblocks. The frequency of his panic attacks increased. In the end,...

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On the spectrum

On the spectrum

Jennifer Partin was on her shift looking after children when she saw a young boy with autism grabbed and forced to make eye contact with another worker. “I wanted to say something, but I was just a lowly respite worker,” she said. “Every now and then I get pessimistic, so...

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