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Re: Question about disabilities education resources

From: Elizabeth J. Pyatt <ejp10@psu.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 13:16:01 -0500
Cc: Web Accessibility Initiative Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <360FB4FF-F26B-4675-8F72-5F4E9A24CE33@psu.edu>
To: Allie Econar <alliee@bestschools.com>
We tend to refer this kind of student issue to our Office of Student Disabilities. They work directly with out students needing accommodation and have more expertise in this area.

We appreciate your input though.

Elizabeth

> On Dec 10, 2015, at 12:57 PM, Allie Econar <alliee@bestschools.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Elizabeth,
> 
> Thanks for getting back to me. I wanted to connect with you to compliment the great work you are doing on your site and to share with you some of things that we are working on that I think you would find useful.
> 
> Here at BestSchools.com we recently published our 2016 College Resources for Students with Disabilities. In the course of our research we found that most student with disabilities were not aware of all the grants, scholarships and education resources that are available to them. So we decided to create a user-friendly guide that explores rights and protection provided by law, the many different education opportunities as well as in-depth grants and scholarship programs designed specifically to support higher education. We hope our guide will not only answer common questions, but make it easier for those living with disabilities to leverage the educational benefits they have earned.
> 
> You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here:
> 	• http://www.bestschools.com/disability-resources/
> Largely in part because of our unbiased, data-driven approach, we’re a trusted source for government entities and organizations throughout the US. Many publications and organizations already use our guides as resources for their readers. Here are a few examples:
> 	• State of North Dakota, http://www.nd.gov/ndyouth/education, listed as “Best Schools”
> 	• State of Oregon, http://www.oregon.gov/CCWD/Pages/index.aspx, listed as “Featured Website Best Schools”
> If you think those in your area would find it valuable, would you mind including a link to it in your website? Of course, you are free to choose the best place for it on your site.
> 
> Looking forward to hearing from you.
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> 
> Allie Econar
> alliee@bestschools.com
> BestSchools.com
> 244 5th Ave, Suite K267
> New York, NY 10001
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> On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 9:39 AM, Elizabeth J. Pyatt <ejp10@psu.edu> wrote:
> Did you have a specific question about the content?
> 
> Thanks
> Elizabeth
> > On Dec 9, 2015, at 11:32 AM, Allie Econar <Alliee@bestschools.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Elizabeth,
> >
> > I just came across this webpage http://symbolcodes.tlt.psu.edu/bylanguage/braille.html and found the resources for those with disabilities very helpful.
> >
> > I wanted to connect with the person that is responsible for the content. Are you that person, if not, can you forward me to the right person?
> >
> > Looking forward to hearing from you.
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Allie Econar
> > Alliee@bestschools.com
> > BestSchools.com
> > 244 5th Ave, Suite K267
> > New York, NY 10001
> 
> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
> Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
> Instructional Designer
> Teaching and Learning with Technology
> Penn State University
> ejp10@psu.edu, (814) 865-0805 or (814) 865-2030 (Main Office)
> 
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> 
> 

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Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
Instructional Designer
Teaching and Learning with Technology
Penn State University
ejp10@psu.edu, (814) 865-0805 or (814) 865-2030 (Main Office)

210 Rider Building  (formerly Rider II)
227 W. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA   16801-4819
http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10/psu
http://tlt.psu.edu
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