At the April 14th Board of Trustee meetings, the Disability Resource Centers (DRC) of Cañada College and Skyline College, along with the Disabled Students Programs and Services of College of San Mateo, lead a study session into the DRC/DSPS programs. Skyline College’s DRC Coordinator and Counselor Melissa Matthews served as the moderator for the evening and Judy Lariviere, DRC’s Assistive Technology Specialist, presented a technology demonstration.

DRC-DSPS Programs GraphJudy’s demonstration of Kurzweil 3000, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and the SmartPen wowed the attendees, particularly because much of the technology is a universal tool for learning that can benefit all students.

CSM’s counselor, Kevin Sinarle, and Cañada’s DRC Director, Max Hartman, provided a role play modeling what a typical intake session might look like for a new student seeking DRC services.  The attendees also received information about the variety of work being done by the DRC/DSPS programs. Skyline College-specific information for 2014 is provided here.

Be on the lookout for an upcoming technology spotlight featuring some of the technology Judy Lariviere presented at the meeting.

Article by Melissa Matthews