Working Together: Faculty and Students with Disabilities Meet the Speakers in the Videotape
- Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler is an Assistant Director within Computing &
Communications and a Research Assistant Professor in the College of
Education at the University of Washington. She directs DO-IT
(Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology), a project
to recruit students with disabilities into science, engineering, and
mathematics academic programs and careers. She received bachelors and
masters degrees in mathematics and a Ph. D. in Higher Education at the
University of Washington. Her doctoral studies and research focus is on
computers, adaptive technology, and the Internet network as empowering
tools for individuals with disabilities.
- Dr. Hellmut Golde is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
and Engineering at the University of Washington. He received his Ph. D.
in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and has taught
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of
Washington since 1960. Recently, he has become interested in the
application of adaptive computer technology to students with disabilities
and is an active participant in the University of Washington DO-IT project.
- Kevin Berg has had Cerebral Palsy since birth. He attends Seattle
Pacific University and is studying Computer Science. He lives on campus
in a dorm; a fellow student is his personal attendant. His interests
include multimedia, telecommunications, and computer games. Over the
Internet network, Kevin communicates with many people, including his
professors. He uses a head-stick and special software to enter
double-key commands on his computer.
- Karl Booksh is a graduate student and teaching assistant in Chemistry at
the University of Washington, expecting to complete his Ph. D. soon. He
is a member of the Advisory Board and a mentor to high school students
with disabilities in the DO-IT program at the University of Washington.
Karl received a graduate fellowship from the American Chemical Society's
Division of Analytical Chemistry. Karl has no use of his legs and
limited use of his hands as a result of a spinal chord injury. Upon
graduation, Karl would like to teach at a small college.
- Dr. Lesley B. Olswang is a Professor in the Department of Speech and
Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington. She received her
academic degrees at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois,
and the University of Washington. Dr. Olswang is also certified as a
Speech/Language Pathologist. Her interests have focused on children with
communication disorders who function below the age of three. Her
research interests include how children learn language and how
intervention might alter the language learning process.
- Dr. Gay Lloyd Pinder has been deaf for the past twelve years. She uses
sign language interpreters to receive information that is presented
orally and voices for herself. She uses a TDD for phone conversations.
In her doctoral program she was introduced to electronic mail as an
alternative for communicating with hearing professors who do not know
sign language. Electronic mail allows her to communicate with more
people than via TDD because it does not require specialized equipment.
She recently completed a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the
University of Washington, with a primary focus on research. Gay Lloyd
works as a communication therapist with infants and young children with
communication problems that are secondary to their motor disabilities,
helping them develop the foundation for communication so they will
ultimately be able to use augmentative equipment.
- Dr. Wendy (Pava) David has been blind since the age of eight when she
experienced an allergic reaction to penicillin. She recently received
her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. She
is employed at the American Lake Veterans Administration Medical Center,
where she works primarily with Vietnam Veterans who suffer from
post-traumatic stress disorder. Wendy uses computer systems with speech
and Braille output to write notes and reports.
- Dr. Mark T. Greenberg is Professor of Psychology at the University of
Washington. He received his B.A. degree from the Johns Hopkins
University and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. His research
interests concern the early development of family relationships, the
prevention of violence and delinquency, and the social development of
children who are deaf and hearing-impaired. He has published more than
100 scientific articles and books.