Film Screening and Panel Discussion During Sensoria at Harris Campus

CPCC’s Early Childhood Education Club and Sensoria Present

Including Samuel
An award-winning documentary by Dan Habib

Friday, April 8, 6:30PM, Harris Campus Auditorium
3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte
(near Charlotte Douglas International Airport)

Free and open to the public.  Refreshments available for purchase.

Including Samuel

Including Samuel examines the educational and social inclusion of children with disabilities. The film is based on the Habib family’s efforts to include their son Samuel in all facets of their lives, a journey that transforms each of them. Including Samuel also features four other families with varied inclusion experiences, plus interviews with teachers, parents, students and disability rights experts.

Following the screening, Laurie Jachym, a Disability Counselor at CPCC, will lead a panel discussion of issues related to the film.

For more information, please contact Casey Day, President, CPCC Early Childhood Education Club, at crowe002@email.cpcc.edu

Student Success Workshop Series Spring 2016

Counseling Services at CPCC is offering 4 workshops to students to assist with academic success. Workshops are FREE! Here is the schedule:

MIND OVER MATH
Monday, March 21nd,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Central Campus, Elizabeth Classroom Building room 3118
Learn strategies to overcome test anxiety and math avoidance and make the most of your study time!

SIMPLE CHANGES BETTER LIVING!
Wednesday, March 23rd, 11am-12pm
Central Campus, Elizabeth Classroom Building room 4119
Discover how a few simple adjustments can improve your life!

BREATHE & BALANCE: MANAGING STRESS & ANXIETY
Tuesday, April 12th, 11am-12pm
Central Campus, Elizabeth Classroom Building room 4119
Learn to cope with stress, become more aware of your thoughts, and manage stressful situations.

CONSENT IS SEXY
Wednesday April 27th, 11am-12pm
Central Campus, Elizabeth Classroom Building room 4119
A forum for women and men to discuss sex and relationships in ways that promote mutual understanding and respect.

 

For questions about upcoming events, contact Angela Bullock at Angela.Bullock@cpcc.edu or 704-330-6381.

 

Peer Academic Support Lunch Bunch

When: Every Tuesday at 12-1pm, Starting January 26, 2016
Where: Central Campus, Terrell Room 300
Free lunch provided!

Areas to Explore

Improve focus
Study Skills
Resource Connections
Organization & Life Balance
Coping with Test Anxiety
Learning Stress Management  Techniques
Dealing with Chronic pain while studying
Tutoring Opportunities
Build Peer Relationships
Engage & Connect with other Students
Increase Motivation

Questions? Contact:

Dana Pianowski -The Center for Military Families & Veterans 704-330-2722 x3459
Nora Jones – Disability Services 704-330-2722 x3460

Technology Spotlight: Free and Cheap Assistive Technology!

Laptop, books, and phone

Laptop, books, and phone

Here are some suggestions from Disability Services for free and cheap assistive technology!

Notes Plus (App)
By: Viet Tran

  • Most Noteworthy Function: Note taking services
  • Estimated Value: $10.00
  • Available from ITunes
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
  • Selected as Top 100 World’s Greatest Apps 2014 – Business Insider’s App 100 (http://bit.ly/np1001)
  • Watch the demonstration
  • View the app

Notability (App)
By: Ginger Labs

  • Most Noteworthy Function: Note taking services
  • Estimated Value: $5.99
  • Available from ITunes
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
  • Apple Editors’ Choice on iPad, iPhone, and Mac! Apple’s Mac App of The Year!
  • See the demonstration of 4.1
  • View the app

Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop – Personal
By: Splashtop Inc.

  • Most Noteworthy Function: Access your laptop from anywhere. (Great for online students).
  • Estimated Value: $4.99
  • Available from ITunes and GooglePlay
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
  • See the demonstration
  • View the app

Read&Write for iPad
By Texthelp Ltd.

  • Most Noteworthy Function: Read Aloud software
  • *Note: Also available in different versions for non-apple users. See the seller’s channel below.
  • Estimated Value: Free
  • Available from ITunes
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
  • Boost confidence and attainment for students with dyslexia or English language learners who struggle with reading and writing.
  • Seller’s channel on YouTube
  • View the app

 

 

Get financial help for assistive technology!

Hand on mouse

Hand on mouse

Written by Kayla Earley, Lab Facilitator Disability Services

Disability Services at CPCC is happy to provide students with assistive technology on all of CPCC’S campuses. However, we recognize that sometimes students need access to assistive technology outside of school, especially after students have completed their education at CPCC. The good news is, students do not have to fund assistive technology on their own. There is financial help available!

Visit the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program website to find information about funding scholarships, purchase of technology/devices for students with hearing and visual difficulties, and more.

In addition, you can purchase used assistive technology devices through the North Carolina Assistive Technology Exchange Post.

Interested in learning about FREE assistive technology? Here are some helpful resources for free software.

Please keep in mind that CPCC Disability Services is not responsible for mishaps that may occur when downloading free software.

NaturalReader

NaturalReader is a Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words. NaturalReader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV for your CD player or iPod.

Windows Eyes

Windows Eyes is free read aloud software for individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or print disabled. Available in multiple languages.

SpeakIt

SpeakIt is free downloadable software used with Google Chrome. SpeakIt uses text-to-speech technology to read selected text in over 50 languages.

NVDA

NonVisual Desktop Access, or NVDA, is a free, downloadable screen reader that converts text to speech. NVDA is available in our Disability Services Testing Center, but students may also wish to download this free software onto their personal computers or onto a USB drive, which allows students to use NVDA with virtually any computer.

Have questions about assistive technology at CPCC? Visit our website for more information!