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How does your OLLI handle ADA compliance?

Posted on October 24th, 2011 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Susan Morrow, OLLI at the University of Southern Maine, Asks OLLI:

How does your OLLI handle ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) compliance? What sort of support do you receive from your University? Does your OLLI offer enhanced listening or enhanced viewing equipment in your classrooms?

Does you OLLI have special interest groups?

Posted on March 1st, 2011 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Michael D. Smith, OLLI at the University of Kentucky, Asks OLLI:

Does you OLLI have special interest groups?

The OLLI at the University of Kentucky has begun to develop special interest groups (SIGS), an area in which we expect significant growth. Our Curriculum Committee would like to hear from other OLLIs with experience in this area. Here are the questions they would like information on:

1. What are your basic requirements to establish a SIG?

2. Do you have a minimum and maximum number for a SIG?

3. How many SIGs do you have?

4. Where do your SIGs meet? Does the OLLI staff reserve the space?

5. What is the formal relationship between the OLLI office and your SIGs? In other words what support does the OLLI staff provide to the SIG?

6. Do you ask your SIGs to report on their activities?

7. Do you require release forms for trips?

8. Any lessons learned or best practices you can share with us?

Thank you for any information you can provide.

What venues do you use?

Posted on October 23rd, 2009 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Sharon Sokoloff, OLLI at Brandeis University Asks OLLI:
If your OLLI has classes and/or otherwise meets in more than one space/place/building - what are the types of spaces you use in your community, e.g., churches, temples, senior centers, other?  Please share all the venues you use, if there is a cost, and how it has worked for you program.  Thanks.