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Tech Ability 2013 restrospective

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sean O'Malley  

John McCarthy and Noah Trembly discuss alternative communications technologies. The screen behind Trembly is providing real-time captioning. Click for slide show of other Tech Ability photos.Over 100 faculty, staff, and students participated in the university's inaugural Tech Ability workshop to learn how information technology can be used to support employment and educational opportunity for people living with disabilities.

According to Tech Ability planning committee chair Lacey Martin, the workshop struck a chord with participants. "Given the overwhelmingly positive response, there is no doubt that inclusion initiatives will continue to gain momentum in the education world," Martin said.

Along with OHIO faculty, staff, and students, the following institutions and education sectors were represented:

  • OHIO faculty, staff, and students
  • K-12 administrators & instructors
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Wright State University
  • University of Rio Grande
  • Hocking College
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Miami University
  • Fairfield Medical Center
  • Franklin University
Chief Information Officer Brice Bible is encouraged by the response. "This is a sector where information technology can have a tremendous impact on people's lives."

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