Disability Services Events
Engage with Disability Services
There are a variety of opportunities throughout the year in which Disability Services connects with students, staff, and faculty across the district. We offer resources, training, and support.
Events Open to the Broader Community
Dis/Representation Disability Studies reading group
This is a free monthly event at PCC in partnership with the Disability Arts and Culture Project with funding through Oregon Humanities.
- Disability Arts and Culture Project Dance Performance on November 16th at the Sylvania Little Theatre in CT 238. The event is free and open to the community. See the Event Flyer for the DACP Performance
Access To Technology - Brown Bag Series
Offered through the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and hosted by PCC Disability Services. Each event occurs on a Tuesday and the time for each is Noon to 1:30.
October 22, 2013 - Digital Notetaking - Sylvania Library 204
Digital notetaking, in the form of smartpens and tablet apps, can revolutionize the way students with disabilities comprehend, understand, and retain lecture information. In this session learn about some popular notetaking tools and how they can benefit students you work with – and perhaps you as well.
October 29, 2013 - STEM Accessibility Today
A discussion of challenges and solutions to meeting the needs of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) content accessibility.
November 19, 2013 - Document Structure, the Key to Navigability
Alternate Format isn’t just plain text anymore! This session will explain document structure and how reading tools use it to improve accessibility and navigability.
January 28, 2014 - Access Technologies, An Overview for Sensory Disabilities
This session will describe commonly-used access technology types such as screen readers, magnifiers, and others that serve users with sensory disabilities.
February 11, 2014 - Access Technologies, An Overview for Processing Disabilities
This session will describe commonly-used access technology types such as text-to-speech utilities, reading/writing systems, and others that serve users with processing disabilities.
February 25, 2014 - Technology Accessibility Policy
Based on recent federal clarifications in institutional responsibilities, this panel presentation will offer suggestions and strategies for improving technology access at your college or university.
March 4, 2014 - Captioning Decision-making Process
So you need to start captioning videos at your institution, or you want to improve on your current system? This session will help you through the decision-making process to come to a solution that works for you.
Disability Services is happy to attend department or division meetings, or to work individually faculty. Please also see our page devoted to helping faculty acclimate to the online accommodation system
Teaching and Learning Center Sessions 2013-2014
We will be offering sessions at each campus on a variety of topics through the year. Note that we will have a Collaborate session open for faculty or staff who want to participate from their desk
- October 1 at CA – Accommodation and Equal Access
- October 3 at SY – Testing Accommodation
- October 8 SY Part time faculty In-service session repeat
- October 17 - Tech Talks at the TLC
- November 1 - New Faculty Institute Follow Up at SY
- November 4 at RC - Testing Accommodation
- January 7 at SE – Accommodation and Equal Access
- February 5 at SY – Testing Accommodation
- March 4 at CA - Testing Accommodation
- April 2 at RC – Accommodation and Equal Access
- May 13 at SE Testing Accommodation
EMAIL email@example.com to sign up for Technology Sessions!
This session explores a variety of tools and Techniques that are available for use through PCC. This session may be required for students borrowing equipment from Disability Services, but is also open to staff and faculty and the general student population who are interested in how these technologies work.
Individual and Group Sessions available Fall 2013:
- Mondays - Cascade campus 1pm-5pm
- Wednesdays - Southeast from 1pm to 5pm
- Fridays - Sylvania and Rock Creek from 10am to 2pm
Other appointment times are also available upon request.
Participants can learn more about:
- Read and Write Gold - which supports literacy through mutimodal content delivery and other learning tools.
- Voice Recognition - built into some operating systems, and allows individuals to dictate rather than type.
- Magnification - built into operating systems, but also available through other software and hardware options.
- Livescribe - produces multimedia notes, is sold in our bookstore, and is featured in a Disability Services Universal Design Pilot project.