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Faculty and Staff|Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

John Paul Harris, B.A.

John Paul Harris is the project coordinator for the Wyoming Accessible Instructional Materials Clearinghouse, Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) and the WATR Professional Learning Community (PLC) in Assistive Technology at the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND).

John Paul is an assistive technology (AT) specialist with seven years of experience in the higher education setting.  He is a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) trainer and an accessible web design consultant.  He also serves on the University of Wyoming’s Accessibility Subcommittee on Technology and Information Access.

As part of the WIND team, John Paul coordinates the delivery of Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) and provides AT expertise and technical assistance to K-12 school districts and community college educators in Wyoming.  He provides device demonstrations and enjoys working with educators who face the challenge of matching students with special needs with appropriate and effective assistive technology.

John Paul previously worked at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado State University where he served on various boards, including the Universal Design Accessibility Committee, Physical Access Committee, Accessing Higher Ground conference planning committee.  While at Colorado State University, John Paul had the opportunity to serve as chair of the Technology Subcommittee–part of a campus-wide AT steering committee.

John Paul received his Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado.

Contact

E-mail: jharri42@uwyo.edu
Phone: (307) 766-5770

Presentations

Alameda, W., Harris, J.P. (2014, March). Mobile Technology and Accessibility Features Demonstration. Special Education Services, Laramie County School District One, Cheyenne, WY.

Alameda, W., Harris, J.P. (2014, March). Learning Ally for Wyoming Educators. Special Education Services, Albany County School District One, Laramie, WY.

Harris, J.P. (2014, February). Overview of Universal Design. Disability Studies, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

Harris, J.P. (2013, November). Technology to Support Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) in the Classroom. Vision Outreach Services, Wyoming Department of Education, Laramie, WY.

Harris, J.P., Regan, D., & Alameda, W. (2013, October). Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) Presents: Who Has the App Factor? Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, MEGA Conference, Laramie, WY.

Harris, J.P. (2013, June). Introduction to Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM). Wyoming Professional Learning Community in Assistive Technology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

Zabala, J. with Carson, J., Harris, J.P., Rail, M., Root-Elledge, S., (2013, May) What’s new with Accessible instructional materials. Assistive Technology Act Program Directors National Meeting. Bethesda, MD.

Harris, J.P. (2013, May). Assistive Technology Collaborations with the Wyoming Department of Education. State AT Act Program Directors National Meeting, Bethesda, M.D.

Harris, J.P. (2013, April). Introduction to Wyoming AIM Clearinghouse Services. Vendor Venue Conference, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, Laramie, WY.

Harris, J.P. (2013, January). What Educators and Parents Need to Know About AIM. Vision Outreach Services, Wyoming Department of Education, Laramie, WY.

Harris, J.P. (2012, November). Universal Design in Blackboard Learn 9, Annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference, Westminster, CO.

Harris, J.P. (2012, February). Online Captioning Services & the Delivery of AT in the Online Classroom Environment, ATRC Steering Committee, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Colbert, D., Harris, J.P., & Nolan, K. (2012, January). Course Design in Blackboard 9, Professional Development Institute, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Harris, J.P., Spooner, C. (2011, August). “Do It Yourself” Video Captioning, Occupational Therapy Faculty Retreat, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Harris, J.P. (2011, April). UDAC Web Design Awards & Training Day, UD & Accessibility Committee, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

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