Assistive Technology Workshops Nov. 20 & 21 to Showcase New Equipment for Students

The Office of Disability Support Services will hold hands-on training sessions to showcase Atlantic Cape’s cutting-edge assistive technology for students with disabilities. These sessions will demonstrate the diverse equipment the college has in accordance with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  

Sessions will be offered for all students and staff at all three campuses on the following dates:

  • Mays Landing Campus/DSS Resource Room in the Library—Thursday, Nov. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Cape May County Campus/DSS Resource Room in the Library—Thursday, Nov. 20, 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Worthington Atlantic City Campus/DSS Resource Center (near the Library)—Friday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mike Parker, executive director of Vis-Ability Inc., and Stacey Bertonazzi, an Atlantic Cape alumna who is blind, will demonstrate how adaptive hardware and software for individuals with low vision and blindness can be used by our DSS students to realize success with their academic pursuits.

There will also be a special demonstration on the college’s new blindness adaptive technology product: the Index Braille Embosser with Advanced Tactile Graphics Suite. This is a double-sided braille printer and tactile embosser that instantaneously turns printed matter into braille. It also turns drawings and pictures into raised tactile images. This will be especially valuable in assisting blind students with their math and science classes and promoting the access and academic success of students with low vision and blindness.

For more information or to RSVP for a session, contact Lucy McGlynn, disability counselor II, at ext. 5090 or lmcglynn@atlantic.edu.

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