Guidelines for DO-IT Summer Study Volunteers & Instructors

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DO-IT Scholars are capable and motivated high school students who are preparing for college. They are participants in project DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology), which is directed by the University of Washington (UW). A wide range of disabilities are represented in each group of Scholars, including blindness, low vision, hearing impairments, mobility impairments, health impairments, attention deficit disorder, specific learning disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities.

Instructors and other volunteers are important members of the DO-IT team while Scholars participate in Summer Study programs on the University of Washington campus. Most have few, if not any, previous experience working with students who have disabilities.

This publication includes basic communication, lecture, discussion, field trip, and laboratory suggestions. Following these guidelines helps to maximize Scholar participation and independence.

Teaching Guidelines




Thank you for contributing to the successful transition of DO-IT Scholars into postsecondary education and careers. Please contact DO-IT if you have questions or concerns.

About DO-IT

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) serves to increase the successful participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs such as those in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology. Primary funding for DO-IT is provided by the National Science Foundation, the State of Washington, and the U.S. Department of Education. DO-IT is a collaboration of UW Information Technology and the Colleges of Engineering and Education at the University of Washington.

To order free publications or newsletters use the DO-IT Publications Order Form; to order videos and training materials use the Videos, Books and Comprehensive Training Materials Order Form.

For further information, to be placed on the DO-IT mailing list, request materials in an alternate format, or to make comments or suggestions about DO-IT publications or web pages contact:

University of Washington
Box 354842
Seattle, WA 98195-4842
206-685-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY)
888-972-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY)
206-221-4171 (fax)
509-328-9331 (voice/TTY) Spokane

Founder and Director: Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D.

DO-IT Funding and Partners

Copyright © 2008, 2006, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1994, University of Washington. Permission is granted to copy these materials for educational, non-commercial purposes provided the source is acknowledged.