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Access Technology Committee

Woman with specialized gym equipmentThe AT Committee works to increase accessibility for students with disabilities, using a portion of the Student Technology Fee.

We would love to have students participate in this committee, especially if they use access technologies or are interested in learning about them!

To learn more about the AT Committee check out our committee page for PCC community.

Contact us

To join the committee or to request a purchase that will increase accessibility for students, contact us here.

Recent work

Here are some examples of equipment and software that were recommended to the committee and were purchased:

Adapted PE Equipment

The AT Committee has contributed matched funds to purchase adaptive equipment for the Sylvania, Cascade and Rock Creek Physical Education Departments. At Rock Creek, we helped purchase a functional trainer and upper body ergometer. The department added a rope pull trainer that simulates arm movements when skiing. These items can be used by people with and without disabilities and are placed in areas with access in mind.
Man standing next to lift equipment
The Keiser Functional Trainer is located in an open area in the workout room.  It has two adjustable arms that can be used in a variety of training positions, with controls for resistance levels. Randi, a PCC graduate, is pictured above using the equipment in the Adapted PE class.

Marc Spaziani, instructor and Department Chair at Rock Creek teaches Adapted Physical Education. This class is co-listed with weight training to ensure that all students can participate and work towards their personal goals. Marc provides individual instruction to adapt training activities for each student.

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Note taking technology

Every year, the AT Committee purchases note taking technology as an alternative or addition to traditional note taking techniques. The most popular technology is the Echo Pen (pictured). These pens contain a camera and audio recorder, and students take notes using the special “dot paper.” The bonus is that students can then click on the note and hear what was being said at the time they wrote it, allowing them to add to their notes later! Students can also transfer these files to a computer.