[Cato] Access360 Feedback

Ward Naf wnaf at whatcom.edu
Mon Nov 27 16:33:17 PST 2017

What Amy has works, I would like to spend some time discussing our inventory program and 3rd party testing.

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From: Jess Thompson <jess.thompson at sbctc.edu>
Date: 11/27/17 2:00 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: "Rovner, Amy" <arovner at shoreline.edu>, cato at lists.ctc.edu
Subject: Re: [Cato] Access360 Feedback

I didn’t send an agenda (I’d leave that up to the co-chairs), just a longwinded email about some of the issues around trying to develop a subscription for testing.

Looks like you’ve got the start of an agenda though – maybe we can work from that! :)

Jess Thompson
Program Administrator, Accessible Technology Initiatives
p: 360.704.4327 | c: 253.229.8591
Current Projects<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KXjxctpTAa2R06iRksMrjaeiCkphAJzqkwX-awvJh9g/edit?usp=sharing>

From: Rovner, Amy [mailto:arovner at shoreline.edu]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 1:55 PM
To: Jess Thompson <jess.thompson at sbctc.edu>; cato at lists.ctc.edu
Subject: RE: Access360 Feedback

Hi Jess,

I went looking for the proposed agenda email but couldn’t find it.  I did jot some notes down as I was going through our CATO emails looking for it though:

·         Access360 Feedback and Plans

·         WIPHE language for contracts

·         Testing plan for SBCTC

I’m sure there is more though…


From: Rovner, Amy
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:25 PM
To: 'Jess Thompson' <jess.thompson at sbctc.edu<mailto:jess.thompson at sbctc.edu>>; cato at lists.ctc.edu<mailto:cato at lists.ctc.edu>
Subject: RE: Access360 Feedback

Ok – take a deep breath….

I can totally see how you might be disappointed in some of these comments but there were also many happy, great, and appreciative ones.  Don’t forget that some people didn’t want to be there and the onus is on them and their group if they didn’t take advantage of the group work time opportunities.

Yes –there are also some helpful takeaways and suggestions for the next one but I think it was a great 2 days.  We needed to give an overview of the background and “why’s” b/c contrary to a few commenters, not everyone in the room has “drunk the kool-aid” or even knew there was koolaid.

Besides – who takes the time to fill out comment surveys – grumpy, dissatisfied folks.  What % of attendees filled out the comments?

Take heart –you are doing a MORE THAN AMAZING job!!!  Don’t let the turkeys get you down!

I’ll look at the agenda suggestions that you sent a while back and give some feedback later today.

Thank you for all you do!!!


From: Cato [mailto:cato-bounces at lists.ctc.edu] On Behalf Of Jess Thompson
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:03 PM
To: cato at lists.ctc.edu<mailto:cato at lists.ctc.edu>
Subject: [Cato] Access360 Feedback

So… according to the attached feedback the event was pretty much a waste of time. We can talk more at next week’s meeting, but I’d like to step back from leading this given my ideas bombed. Maybe we just tell them to use the money to enroll in some online trainings elsewhere.

I’m not sure if we have time to pull together an agenda for next week’s meeting given the holiday this week, but besides this, what would folks like to talk about. I emailed a while back with some stuff but never heard back.

Jess Thompson
Program Administrator, Accessible Technology Initiatives
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
1300 Quince St SE | PO Box 42495 | Olympia, WA 98504
p: 360.704.4327|c: 253.229.8591
jess.thompson at sbctc.edu<mailto:jess.thompson at sbctc.edu> | www.sbctc.edu<http://www.sbctc.edu/>
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