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EASI: EQUAL ACCESS TO SOFTWARE & INFORMATION

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EASI is a non-profit organization, committed to the belief that students and professionals with disabilities have the same right to access information technology as everyone else.

 

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EASI Webinars and Courses

EASI resources provide up-to-date information about how institutions can create and maintain system-wide IT facilities that will be accessible for all of its members whether students, faculty or guests. EASI Webinars and Courses themselves use applications that are accessible to users of adaptive technologies.

 

EASI Webinars

EASI provides several Webinars each month on topics related to the accessibility of accessible information technology. Many cover the accessibility of Web sites, the accessibility of commercial software, legislation related to accessibility and almost anything of interest to users of adaptive technologies or trainers of these technologies.

Many of the Webinars are free. Others provide more in-depth information about or training on the use of such applications. These are fee-based Webinar series.

View the May 19 Webinar on Advanced Features in Word

 

EASI Courses Starting in June 2015

Everyone completing one of these month-long courses will receive documentation verifying their completion. Those completing any 5 of these courses will earn the Certificate in Accessible Information Technology which EASI provides in conjunction with the University of Southern Maine.

Syllabus for Barrier-free Information Technology (starts june 1)

Syllabus for Creating and Repurposing More Accessible E-text (starts June 1 )

EASI courses are created to be fully accessible to participants with disabilities, and the instructors either use adaptive applications or are professionals who support adaptive technology.

 


Selections from the Archive of EASI Previous Webinars

This page will rotate periodically through the archive of previous Webinars provided by EASI. Check here

Assistive Technology Solutions for Reading for LD Students

Presenters: Carolyn Phillips & Rachel Wilson, Tools for Life

Technology can help all students achieve academic success! This webinar is focused on assistive technology solutions for reading. Presenters will share some of the basic difficulties individuals with learning disabilities encounter when they are reading and then provide examples of how low, mid and high assistive tech devices are creating solutions. Discussion will focus on specific environments and how these devices are assisting people living with various learning disabilities in college. Strategies, solutions and resources that provide supports will be discussed.

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Dick Banks Memorial Scholarship for EASI Webinars and Courses

 

 

Dick Banks

This scholarship provides people who are unable to procure other financing, with registrations to either the fee-based Webinar series or to the EASI online courses. While EASI relies on fees to support our work, nevertheless, we want to share these resources as broadly as possible.

For those who did not know our valued friend, Dick Banks, he was passionate about accessible information technology and eager to get others as committed to the cause as he was.

Read about and apply for the Dick Banks Memorial Scholarship

 

EASI Annual Webinar Membership Program

 

EASI has 2 membership programs: one for individuals and another for institutions. These annual memberships provide free access to all the fee-based Webinars for a full year, free access to an archive of selected Webinar recordings from 3 previous years and a discount to all the EASI courses. At a time when budgets are being cut for training and for travel to conferences, these memberships can fill the void.

Read about and register online for the annual membership program

 

Making Online Teaching Accessible
now available from Amazon and BookShare

Making Online Teaching Accessible book cover

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About EASI

EASI's mission is to serve as a resource by providing information and guidance in the area of access-to-information technologies by individuals with disabilities. We stay informed about developments and advancements within the adaptive computer technology field and spread that information to colleges, universities, K-12 schools, libraries and into the workplace.

EASI disseminates know-how about accessible information technology through online courses that can lead to the Certificate in Accessible Information Technology and through frequent both free and fee-based Webinars. EASI courses and Webinars are provided in an accessible format, and its instructors and presenters either are users of adaptive technology or are professional staff supporting adaptive technologies.

Read EASI's History from the ITD E-journal

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