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Along these lines, we have established a listserv for our alumni, which

will enable ongoing interaction and networking with EASI’s instructors and

fellow students even after graduation.” EASI’s graduating class represents

many distinguished institutions as well as several countries. According to

Dorothy Cushway of the Canada Customs Revenue Agency, and one of the twelve

students to earn a certificate in accessible information technology, “I

have learned so much from EASI’s courses in terms of knowledge, reference

material, hundreds of URL’s, hands on practice in the actual lessons, class

and instructor feedback. The knowledge and contacts I have gained have

given me more confidence to be able to assist persons with disabilities

with information.”

Founded in 1987, EASI offers a wide range of online courses designed to

assist students to master the complexities of making information technology

accessible for persons with disabilities. The courses are ideal for

administrators, teachers, librarians, rehab consultants, computer support

staff, ADA compliance officers, Disabled student services staff, and

rehabilitation service providers. EASI is partnering with the University of

Southern Maine to provide a certificate in accessible information

technology delivered entirely online. The following courses can be taken

individually for 3 continuing education units or a package of five courses

will earn a certificate.

O Barrier-free Information technology

O Beginners Barrier-free Web Design

O Advanced Barrier-free Web Design

O Barrier-free E-learning

O Learning Disabilities and Information Technology

O Accessible Internet Multimedia

O Train the Trainer

O Business Benefits of Accessible Information Technology

EASI’s online courses are appropriate for administrators, teachers,

librarians, rehab consultants, computer support staff, Web designers, ADA

compliance officers, Disabled student services staff and service providers.

EASI’s instructors are experienced assistive technology specialists with

extensive knowledge in the various areas of accessible information

technology, and courses are appropriate for entry-level as well as advanced

students. A complete list of EASI’s course offerings is available at: http://easi.cc/workshop.htm


PO Box 818

Lake Forest CA 92609

(949) 916-2837

Norman Coombs, Ph.D.

CEO EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information)

E-mail: nrcgsh@rit.edu