Smartpen Technology for Notetaking Accommodations

Author: Will Pines

Will Pines is an accessible technology specialist at the Student Disability Resource Center at University of California-Riverside Campus. Will works with students learning disabilities. Will has reviewed practices and consulted college districts and universities on ways to improve and/or to become compliant to issues of access to information technology in the classroom and in web based mediums. He has conducted workshops for faculty, staff, and students on the ever changing technologies available to support accommodations as well as produce accessible media formats. He have also trained student workers on how to produce alternate media formats, some of which have gone on to acquire jobs in a full-time capacity at other educational institutions. His career over the years has developed with the advancement of technology access as well as a career change from the community college to the university system.