What web-based resources tell how to make STEM accessible to people with disabilities?

Several websites provide comprehensive information about making science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) accessible to students with disabilities. They include:

  • MSSE Methods and Materials for Teaching Science to Deaf Students - information for parents and professionals regarding the education of students who are deaf.
  • National Center for Blind Youth in Science (NCBYS) - a comprehensive list of resources and programs for students who are blind, parents, and teachers that enable engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education by students with a visual impairment.
  • AccessSTEM - The AccessSTEM website is a space where K-12 teachers, postsecondary educators, and employers learn to make classroom and employment opportunities in STEM accessible to individuals with disabilities. It includes information on universal design, accommodations, rights and responsibilities, resources, and presentations.

For more information about training materials, consult the Knowledge Base article Where can I find training materials for making Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics accessible? Send suggestions for comprehensive sites to add to this list to doit@uw.edu.

For a list of nationwide projects that offer programs and resources geared towards making STEM accessible to people with disabilities, visit the DO-IT Knowledge Base article, Where can I find projects that promote the participation of students with disabilities in STEM?

Date Updated: 

1/18/2013