Interview With Jason CorningBy Spiers, Elizabeth; Deaf-Blind American, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 14-16
Publication Date: October-December 2007
Article discusses an internship in the People with Disabilities Program with the Transportation Security Administration involving the resolution of airport security issues experienced by travelers with hearing and vision disabilities. The intern interviewed, who is deaf-blind, describes work he performed to improve air travel for people with hearing and vision disabilities, including (1) assessment of the TSA website for accessibility and compliance with Section 508 of the Disabilities Act; (2) setting up a media lab with commonly used assistive technology to familiarize security officers with equipment people with disabilities need when bringing them through security checkpoints; (3) providing feedback on changes made to the TSA security officials training video to reflect the needs of people with disabilities, including deaf-blind passengers; and (4) handling of customer complaints, which often involved review of training materials regarding assistive equipment allowed on flights with airport security personnel. The intern had use of an interpreter during his internship and used a laptop with a docking station and Zoomtext to perform his work.
Assistive Products Discussed: ZOOMTEXT MAGNIFIER
ZOOMTEXT MAGNIFIER / SCREEN READER
Published by: American Association of the Deaf Blind (Website:http://www.aadb.org)