The “Who Is That?” series gives you insight into who we are here in the ITS department with a series of traditional and non-traditional interview questions. Wrapping up: From our last post with Aixa Pomales, Director of Support Services, she lied … Continue reading “Who Is That?” Series: Introducing Mark CJ Davis, Jr.
We’ve created a short video to introduce MakerSpace Manager Russell Prigodich. In this video Russell describes the Makerspace Manager position, his background in art and design, some of the tools and resources that are available in the Woodshop/Makerspace, and the exciting paths we hope to … Continue reading Welcome MakerSpace Manager Russell Prigodich
Happy second semester, everyone! One thing we hear is that we sometimes hide behind computers too much. Come on…like you don’t hide behind screens yourself? Oh…you don’t? Good for you! But for real, we heard you, and we (ITS) are … Continue reading “Who Is That?” Series: Introducing Aixa Pomales
Accessibility in electronic communication has a legal definition. It is really long, detailed and a little tedious but is something we need to pay attention to. For myself and many others, accessibility is mostly about the varying degrees of learning … Continue reading Diversity is Normal
I struck up a conversation with a fellow conference attendee at the AHEAD 2016 conference who happened to be blind. We had an interesting conversation about getting around when you are visually impaired and he shared three apps he uses to navigate inside and outside buildings: overTHERE which uses a infrared technology developed more than 30 years ago to help with safer street crossing and recently adapted for mapping BlindSquare which can work with beacons to provide mapping inside buildings AllAccess which can access menus, logos, and QR codes Continue reading Navigation Apps for visually impaired
Apple has just released its newest macOS Sierra operating system, and made it available as an automatic download to customers running OS X El Capitan in order to encourage them to update. If you have a Swarthmore issued computer, do not allow Sierra to install. Upgrading the operating system can break certain features, including the ability to log in with your Swarthmore account. If you need your Mac operating system upgraded, in order to use a feature that is currently unavailable, contact the Help Desk in Beardsley 110. Customers who have auto downloads enabled will see macOS Sierra start to … Continue reading ITS cautions against upgrading to macOS Sierra