DisPatches, June 1999
Note from the Program Coordinator
DSPS Coordinator Marie McCarthy (right) consults with Accommodations Technician Kelly Mills.
As you can see if you've read this far, this issue of DisPatches has a theme -- the use of technology to develop and maintain independence.
As technology advances, we at Disabled Students Programs and Services at College of Marin continue to incorporate more state of the art equipment into our program -- not to be trendy, but because, with a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, it has a tremendous impact on the quality of life and the academic achievements of our students.
We are proud of the uses to which we've put the computers in our High Tech Center, Adaptive PE's exercise equipment which monitors the vital signs of students using it, and reading assistance machines which enlarge text on a big monitor.
Soon we plan to have video conference counseling for the homebound, and to offer specialized on-line courses. Our neurofeedback service should be up and running this summer.
Our goal, as ever, is maximum independence for everyone. Our philosophy is to reach out, not randomly or haphazardly, but by listening carefully to our students, identifying their needs and tailoring our programs accordingly.
We welcome your input. Please phone us at (415) 485-9406, or email firstname.lastname@example.org