Registration for the 5th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference is now closed

Posted on April 11, 2014
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Click here to view the Agenda Page.
Click here to download a pdf version of the  Agenda & Program.
Click here for detailed information about each workshop.

 

5th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference Location & Direction

Posted on April 14, 2014
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Dear Attendees,

The 5th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference will be held on April 25th, 2014 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, located at 524 West 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue New York, NY 10019. (This will be the best entrance for the Conference)

You should go through the Security station and there will be Conference Ambassadors available to guide you to the 2nd floor Cafeteria.

ID is required for entry. Registration begins at 8am, the conference begins at 8:45 am sharp; Conference is to be adjourned at 4pm.

Directions to the venue are as follows:

By Subway

Take #1, A, B, C or D to 59th Street & Columbus Circle, walk west to 59th Street between10th and 11th Avenues.

Or

Take N, R, and Q to 57th Street & 7th Avenue, walk west to 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

By Bus

Take the M57 or M31 to 10th Avenue and 57th Street and walk 2 blocks north to 59th Street. Turn left and walk half a block west to the main entrance

Parking

 There are several pay parking garages along 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues on the right hand side.

Reel Abilities NY Disabilities Film Festival

Posted on March 07, 2014
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On March 10th and 11th Lehman College will be be hosting the REEL ABILITIES NY DISABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL

Monday March 10, 2014
Music Building / Faculty Dining Room

5 P.M. INVITATION TO DANCE
SIMI LINTON & CHRISTIAN VON TIPPELSA KIRCH / US 75 MIN

INVITATION TO DANCE

 

 

 

 

Description:
Linton, injured while hitchhiking, began using a wheelchair, confronting shocking discrimination. Outspoken, thoughtful, and impassioned, Simi brings to light her efforts ensuring rights for people with disabilities and their continued capacity for love, sexuality, and dance.


7 P.M.
  IT’S ALL ABOUT FRIENDS
LENA KOPPEL / SWEDEN 91 MIN

ITS ALL ABOUT FRIENDS

 

 

 

 

Description:
The beloved characters from The Importance of Tying Your Own Shoes return! When the group decides to shoot a film about their lives, Peter calls his old friend Max, a successful, yet lonely and
depressed NYC-based cinematographer. When Max arrives he
realizes that the documentary he has promised to shoot is about people with disabilities and he is forced to confront his own prejudices.

Tuesday March 11, 2014
Music Building / East Dining Room

5 P.M. REEL ENCOUNTERS 2014 / 38 MIN

A LIFE WITH ASPERGERS
JAIME EKKENS & EMMETT GOODMAN, 4 MIN

THE COMMUTE
JAKE ALEXANDER-MCAFEE, 4 MIN

THE INTERVIEWER
GENEVIEVE CLAY-SMITH & ROBIN BRYAN, 13 MIN

JUST AS I REMEMBER
ANDREW MOIR, 17 MIN

7 P.M. FIXED: THE SCIENCE/FICTION OF HUMAN
ENHANCEMENT
REGAN BRASHEAR / USA / 60 MIN
FIXED THE SCIENCE FICTION OF HUMAN

 

 

 

 

Description:
The advancement made by researchers in developing technologies
to “fix” or enhance the human body challenges both the concept of disability and of being human in the 21st century. Interviewing
world-renowned experts, scholars and some of the world’s leading integrated dance companies, Fixed looks at the fascinating science of human enhancement and its practical and philosophical implication

For more information and/or special accommodations please contact Lehman College Office of Student Disability Services at:
(718) 960-8441 or email: disability.services@lehman.cuny.edu

Free Text to Speech for Google Docs

Posted on January 07, 2014
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Read&Write has a Google Chrome extension for the Google Chrome web browser that works on Macs, PCs and Chromebooks . The extension can be downloaded for free on the Google Chrome web store and is packed with features ranging from text to speech to a picture dictionary, vocabulary tools and much more. The extension works with Google documents, PDFs, ePubs and Kurzweil 3000 files that are accessed within Google Drive.

Click the the below for more information

Free Text to Speech

Happy Holidays from CATS

Posted on December 16, 2013
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CATS Would Like To Wish You Happy Holidays

ZoomText 10.1.3 is Here!

Posted on December 12, 2013
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zoomtext 10.1.3

Support for Windows 8.1 is Here

We’re pleased to announce the next free update in the ZoomText 10.1 lifecycle, featuring support for Windows 8.1, ZoomText Camera and CCTV restored support, plus a variety of bug fixes.

As a reminder, ZoomText is the first and only product on the market to fully support the Windows 8 and 8.1 platforms, with crystal clear text at all magnification levels. We will be adding Windows 7 support back into ZoomText 10.1 as soon as we can.

*Note* If you received ZoomText 10 from CATS, you can update to ZoomText 10.1.3 via a simple update.

AccessText Webinar Recording

Posted on December 11, 2013
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In case you weren’t able to attend the AccessText Exchange webinar on December 10th, you can click on the link below that will take you directly to the recorded session.

AccessText Network Exchange Webinar

Why We Do What We Do

Posted on December 04, 2013
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Please take a moment to read a thank you note that CATS team members Shivan Mahabir and Reggie Coupet received today. The power of assistive technology to give independence and access is illustrated in this wonderful note that shines a bright light on how what we do benefits our students. Great job Shivan, Reggie and the rest of the CATS team.

Enjoy.

Dear Shivan:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for introducing my daughter to Kurzweil 3000. The program is wonderful for all auditory learners. It gives her the independence she has been seeking. It allows her to hear all of her papers, books, articles and the web. She can also hear all of her own work read back to her. I have seen a tremendous growth in both comprehension and editing skills. The program also gives her the freedom of working from anywhere alone using earphones. Independence has been a goal of ours for many years. College level material is complicated and being able to hear and read at the same time has saved time and energy. It has made her life much easier. Also the speed in which she works has greatly increased.

I would also like to thank Shivan and Reginald for all of their technical support. They have always been available to answer all questions.   They have helped with all programming issues. They insured that the method she is most comfortable with at home is available at the college. I also appreciate the scanner and digital recorder that Shivan recommended.  In the past we have purchased items that did not work so well.  He has tried out the technology and the products and they actually help and work.

I recommend that all students look into the current technology that is available.  I find that with the right tools, not only is she learning better but she is also retaining what she has learned.

 

Thank you!!

 

 

Best regards

AccessText Network Exchange Webinar

Posted on December 04, 2013
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AccessText will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday December 10th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. This webinar will talk about how AccessText Network publishers have authorized Accesstext to allow schools who have student-ready alternate media of complete textbooks in PDF, Word, DAISY, KESI, braille (embossed or electronic), and MP3 formats to exchange those files with other member schools.

You can register on their training page using the link below:

AccessText Network Exchange Webinar Registration

*Seats are limited

Educause IT Accessibility Webinar

Posted on November 21, 2013
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Please make time to view this archived webinar on how to promote I.T. accessibility at your institution. It may be viewed at anytime and is full of very useful information from leading educators from around the country. This is less a “tech talk” and more a discussion of how to build alliances and support from key players at your school for student accessibility.

 Accessibility CIOS and Campus Leaders