Japanese Students Tour ECC Programs

ECC's Adapted Physical Education program and the Special Resource Center's High-Tech Center were recently introduced to 20 students from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. The visit was coordinated through Lighthouse Career Encourage, based in Torrance.

Brian Krause from the Special Resource Center introduced ECC's alternate media services through the High-Tech Center, which assists students with disabilities. He demonstrated software/apps such as Sonocent Audio Notetaker, Texthelp's read & Write for Windows & Mac, Seeing AI, MyScript Calculator, Photomath, and MathWay.

Mark Lipe showcased the Adapted P.E. program, where the visitors were able to observe students using the pool, working out and using specialized equipment designed for students with disabilities, such as the standing frame, arm cycle, recumbent stepper, and other universal design exercise equipment. Many of the visitors had a chance to try the exercise programs themselves. They also listened to students talk about their medical conditions and the personal value the Adapted P.E. program provides.