Presentation on Disabled Student Support Scheduled for Aug. 20
August 04, 2003

Area education professionals or anyone interested in helping students with special needs is invited to attend a presentation by Frederick J. Redmer on assistive technologies for students with disabilities on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m., in Guerrieri Hall at the college campus on the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury.

The presentation is being made possible by a grant from Comcast Cablevision of Delmarva. As part of the grant, Redmer, owner of Redmer Computer Resources in Cambridge, has been providing disabled student support consulting and direct assistive learning technology training to individuals and small groups of employees at the college during the past year.

Redmer’s presentation was scheduled in conjunction with a faculty professional day at the college so that all full-time faculty members would be able to attend. The presentation will be geared to education professionals at local colleges and universities, as well as public school districts in the region.

The presentation will include a demonstration and explanation of the types of assistive technologies that are available on the market, and how they are used. The presentation will focusing specifically on the assistive technologies available for students with disabilities.

Redmer received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland College Park and his master’s degree in education from Salisbury University. He has more than 25 years of experience with the Maryland Department of Education/Rehabilitation Services, providing services to clients with disabilities. He worked as a certified rehabilitiation counselor from 1983 to 1998 and as a rehabilitation technologist at the Maryland Rehabilitation Center from 1993 to 2003.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call Suzanne Alexander at (410) 334-2900 or Dawn Thompson at (410) 334-2897.