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Technology Fee Project Proposals

Proposal Approval Progress
Date Action Submitted By Comments
2009-11-11 21:52:23 Approved by Approver 1 miller@fau.edu Spreadsheet has a typo; "Other" one-time should be $1,898, making the total of the entire project $3,898.
2009-11-11 21:54:04 Approved by Approver 2 miller@fau.edu Spreadsheet has a typo; "Other" one-time should say $1,898, making the grand total $3,898, not 2001.
This proposal has been approved by all approvers for submission to the Technology Fee Oversight Committee and will now be forwarded to the committee.


1. Date Submitted: 11/11/09 20:11
2. Project Name: ZoomText service and EasyReader
3. Project Contact Information:
Name:
William Miller
Email:
miller@fau.edu
Department:
Libraries
Telephone Number:
5612973717
4. Project Narrative: (Must be tied into what educational benefits will be received by the students, faculty; what goals are going to be achieved etc.)
  ZoomText is software that the Libraries have to make resources available to users with disabilities. ZoomText provides enormous magnification of screens for the visually impaired, allowing those who are virtually blind to read library materials. The Libraries' maintenance agreement for this product has expired. This project would reinstate the service agreement for 5-user access and fund the next 4 upgrades of the software for ZoomText, for library computers in Boca Raton, Jupiter, and Treasure Coast. EasyReader is a software digital talking book player, not currently available in the library, allowing visually impaired students and faculty to read and listen to content through a combination of text, speech, and images. This project would enable us to add EasyReader software for unlimited educational use in Boca Raton, Jupiter, and Treasure Coast.
5. How is this project aligned with the Strategic Plan? Please site specific goals and strategies.
  This project meets Goal 1, by providing increased access to higher education materials, literally,for those who could not otherwise access it. It also supports Goal 5, Objective 1, helping to maintain the information technology infrastructure necessary to support student learning.
6. Please complete the project cost spreadsheet below. Also, please describe briefly the elements that will be included as noted below:
  a) Any hardware requirements (which should comply with standards established by the IRM Standards)
  none
  b) Any software requirements (which should comply with standards established by the IRM Standards)
  The project includes the purchase of EasyReasder software, single site License (unlimited users, for Education/Libraries, @$2,000.
  c) Any personnel costs - OPS and other time-limited appointments.
  none
  d) Other:
  ZoomText extended service plan, including next 4 upgrades, is $1,898
7. Provide the proposed timeline fro the project and project end dates:
  Will be implemented as soon as funds are available.
8. What is the plan for sustainability of the project beyond the initial project period (if applicable):
  The plan is to maintain these products beyond the 3-year life cycle, with whatever resources are available at that time.
9. Provide any resource matching which might be provided by organizations with appropriate commitment authority documentation:
  NA
10. Indicate which organization will implement the project (to help determine any additional costs and resource restraints):
  The Libraries' Systems staff will implement the project, as a part of their normal duties.
Approval for Submitting to the Committee   miller@fau.edu miller@fau.edu
  William Miller William Miller

Technology Fee Resource Spreadsheet

Category
FY 09-10
FY 10-11
FY 11-12
Totals
Hardware
One-Time
$
$
$
$
Recurring
$
$
$
$
Software
One-Time
$
$
$
$
Recurring
$
$
$
$
Personnel
Salary
$
$
$
$
Benefits
$
$
$
$
Other
One-Time
$
$
$
$
Recurring
$
$
$
$
Totals
$
$
$
$


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