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AS Student Orientation

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Jamie D. Hay

on 27 August 2014

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Transcript of AS Student Orientation

Accessibility Services
Student Orientation

WELCOME
TO
UNIVERSITY!
Meet the
Accessibility
Services
Team:
Lara Coombs
Accessibility
Coordinator
Tessa
Rogowski
Coordinator,
Deaf & Hard
of Hearing
Services
Colleen Kwade
Office
Assistant
Jesse Turner
Accessibility
Advisor
Jamie
Ducusin
Exams &
Adaptive Technology
Coordinator

Jenny
Henkelman
Exam
Assistant
Transcribers
Exam
Invigilators
/"Proctors"
HOW TO SUCCEED IN UNIVERSITY
WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
(okay, so there is some effort involved)
- Expectations: the difference between high school and university
- Self Advocacy
- How to receive accommodations
- Time & disability management
- Helpful tips and other campus supports
- Campus technology
- Breakout sessions:
1) This room: Funding sources & managing your CSG
2) Room 3G10: NEXUS online learning management portal
EXPECTATIONS
AS
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Greater responsibility and independence
Develop relationship with professors
outside of the classroom

Choose a
manageable
course load

Find space on campus to study

HAVE
FUN!
SELF ADVOCACY
WHAT IS
?
SKILLS
FOR GOOD
SELF ADVOCACY
Good Record Keeping
Responsible
communication

Acknowledge your feelings
HOW TO RECEIVE
A.S.
ACCOMMODATIONS
(You know, there's a form for that...)
SO I'M REGISTERED WITH A.S.
...NOW WHAT?
STEP ONE:
WHAT:
WHEN:
Give us signed permission
to make arrangements
HOW:
Every year you're taking courses
STEP TWO:
WHAT:
WHEN:
Let your instructors know
in advance if you need assistance
HOW:
At the start of each term
(or sooner, if possible)
or
Speak to them privately
during their office hours,
by phone, or e-mail
STEP THREE:
WHAT:
WHEN:
Let A.S. know in advance
if you need assistance
HOW:
By the advertised deadlines or
before the start of each term
or
By phone
or
e-mail
PRO TIPS:
Provide complete and accurate information
Let us know
if anything changes
Keep a copy of
what you submit to us
MANAGING YOUR TIME
AND
DISABILITY

1:3 ratio (class time vs. study time)
Missing lectures
Asking
for
extensions

Deferring an exam
Formal appeal process
CAMPUS
TECHNOLOGY

Adaptive Software on Campus
Campus
Wireless
Internet
“UW-WIRELESS”
Campus Webmail
WebAdvisor
ARC COMPUTER LAB - ROOM 1A08
CCTV
Magnifier
http://webmail.uwinnipeg.ca
http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/webadvisor-info
PRO TIPS:
Check your UW
Webmail often
OR at least
forward it to an e-mail
you check frequently
“Nexus” Learning Management System
https://nexus.uwinnipeg.ca
(same username/password as WebAdvisor)
ARC Photocopier and Campus Printer System
1) User ID
= your student number
2) Password
(sent to your Webmail account)
3) You must add $ to your
account at kiosk in the Library
Tech Support on Campus
Account setup:
Student Central
Campus computer/
internet :
Help Desk
Adaptive software:
Jamie
in AS
4th Floor Centennial Hall Library
3 Multimedia/Accessible Workstations:
- height-adjustable desks
- 24" monitor on ergonomic arm
- scanner with ABBYY Fine Reader for OCR
- XMind (mind mapping software)
- Thunder (screen reader)
- Kurzweil 3000 (reading/writing/study tool)
CAMPUS SITE LICENSE FOR KURZWEIL 3000
PRO TIPS:
Carefully read forms/material (especially those that need your signature)
The University website
to find info/faculty/staff
www.uwinnipeg.ca
Adaptive Tech for Tests & Exams
QUESTIONS?
Coming up next...
Breakout Sessions:
Funding & Managing your CSG
2:45PM - In this room:
3:30PM - Next door in 1L06:
Intro to NEXUS online learning
management system
Tour of the ARC and
campus printing tutorial
In room 1A08:
OR:
ACCOMMODATIONS WORK
What makes
?
Accessibility
Services
Your
Instructors
You!
COMMUNICATION
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