2014 – Present Selected as one of InformationWeek 500’s 20 great ideas to steal of 2013, The Intra-Georgia Registration Sharing System (INGRESS) was developed by Information Technology Services as an innovative solution that promotes collaborative partnerships and enables multi-institutional registration. Supported by the University System of Georgia’s GeorgiaBEST team, INGRESS integrates with the Ellucian Banner Student Information System and the Desire2Learn Learning Management System to process cross-institutional registrations, support centralized seat management, and automate the creation of online courses and blended course shells. Using INGRESS, students may enroll in courses at their home institution that are offered by other colleges and universities. As of November 2014, 23 USG institutions are using INGRESS for multi-institutional registrations. Kane offers technical and functional support, as well as specification design and software testing. He also produces technical documentation and functional training videos for INGRESS Campus Administrators.
2016 OneUSG is a systemwide initiative to develop and implement a consistent approach to policies, procedures and technology solutions that benefits the University System of Georgia (USG), in an effort to support the Chancellor’s strategic imperative of accountability, efficiency and innovation.
2013 – ATN 2.0 – The AccessText Network is a membership exchange network that facilitates and supports the nationwide delivery of alternative files for students with diagnosed print-related disabilities. AccessText serves as a national nucleus for post-secondary distribution of approved alternative textbook file exchanges, training, and technical support. Kane managed membership and provided technical support for ATN’s members, who span over 2,000 post-secondary institutions nationwide.
2013 – www.accesstext.org – Kane consulted with the design team and assisted with wire-framing the new website. He also provides media content, creates newsletters, offers technical support, and creates training materials for ATN’s members.
2012 – STEPP – The Student E-rent Pilot Project (STEPP) is a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education. The STEPP program is designed to meet the textbook rental needs of any postsecondary student and aims to help improve low-cost access to higher education textbooks for all students, including those with print-related disabilities. Kane represented ATN at the STEPP advisory committee in 2012.
2011 – ATN Webinar Series – ATN webinars provide information to help disability services office staff to better serve their students. Each webinar is a 30 minute to 1 hour presentation about a product or service of interest to higher-ed disability service providers. Presentations are given online via Adobe Connect to an audience of 100 participants. Kane identifies potential vendors and offers technical back-end support before, during, and after the event.
2011 – PROFITT – Providing Real Opportunities for Income Through Technology (PROFITT) is a comprehensive prison curriculum teaching the specialized, in-demand skill of literary Braille transcription to offenders slated for impending release and return to the workforce. Kane created the template for the Computer Skills Video Series.
2011 – Tree of Knowledge – The TOK is a Disability Resources Discussion Forum that allows ATN members a way to communicate with each other and offer technical support and training. Kane created the forum and is the administrator.
2010 – Accessible Textbook Finder – The Accessible Textbook Finder searches multiple vendors by ISBN or title, and provides the combined results with links to the source. Each vendor has their own policies and accessibility features. Kane offers technical assistance for the webpage.
2010 – Publisher Lookup – The Publisher Look-Up Service is a joint initiative of the Association of American Publishers and the AccessText Network. It was established to help college and university Disability Support Services (DSS) professionals find the correct publisher contact from whom to request electronic files of textbooks in order to support students with print-related disabilities. Kane offers technical assistance for the website.
2009 – AccessText Network wiki – For alternative media formats and production techniques, assistive technology information, and other resources including video tutorials, visit the DSS-AMC Portal on the AccessText Wiki. Kane is responsible for maintaining the Resources for Disabled Student Services section of the site.
2009 – AccessText Network Beta Launch – The AccessText Network (ATN), is a comprehensive, national online system is making it easier and faster for students with print-related disabilities to obtain the textbooks needed for their college courses . The ATN was developed in conjunction with the Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC), an initiative of the Georgia Board of Regents and the University System of Georgia. Kane created all of the virtual training materials which have been used to train Disability Service Staff from over 2,000 post-secondary institutions.
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
2005 – 2009 – Georgia Audio Book Recorder (GABR) – Currently known as Learning Ally’s Home Recording, this project’s inception was at the Georgia Unit of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic in 2005. Serving as the pilot project for Home Recording in Georgia, GABR became the National model for RFB&D and is still being used today at Learning Ally. Kane’s participation in the project was largely in the realm of recruiting and training volunteers, testing equipment, and working with production.
Technical Services Audio Visual
2001 – 2003 – Kane worked with teams that designed, wired, and installed the Telecom, Audio, and Video systems for:
University of South Carolina’s Wellness and Fitness Center
The Callaway Gardens Conference Center
Athens, GA Classic Center
DeKalb County Courthouse
Carroll County Courthouse
Riverside Military Academy