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DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) promotes:
- the full inclusion of people with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers, including those in high-tech fields.
- the availability of assistive technology for students and employees with disabilities.
- the application of universal design in the development of technology, information resources, programs, services, and learning environments. DO-IT's printed publications, tutorials, and training videos, as well as links to Internet resources, are available on its comprehensive websites. Visitors can also find searchable knowledge bases and web-based learning environments for specific audiences. Below are highlights of this rich resource for educators, policy makers, librarians, technical support staff, students and employees with disabilities, and their advocates. Link to these from the DO-IT home page at http://www.washington.edu/doit/.
Technology and Universal Design
DO-IT provides a rich set of tutorials, videos, publications, and resources related to access to computers, multi-media, web pages, e-learning, telecommunications, and other IT for people with disabilities. From this page, link to lively discussion lists supported by DO-IT including AccessWeb, AccessDL, AHEADTech, and doitsem.
AccessIT promotes the procurement, development, and use of accessible information technology (IT) in educational institutions at all levels. The AccessIT knowledge base is a searchable collection of questions and answers, case studies, and promising practices regarding accessible IT in educational settings and is co-sponsored by DO-IT and the University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies.
AccessSTEM serves to increase the participation of people with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. The AccessSTEM searchable knowledge base includes information about universal design of instruction and electronic resources, strategies for making STEM classes and labs accessible to all students, and assistive technology for students with disabilities.
In addition to these technology-specific resources, the following websites provide general information regarding success in postsecondary education and careers, including roles that IT can play. Each includes a searchable database of frequently asked questions, promising practices, and case studies.
The Faculty Room
The Faculty Room is a place for postsecondary faculty and administrators to learn about how to create classroom environments, e-learning, and other activities that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities.
The Student Services Conference Room
The Conference Room is a place for staff in postsecondary libraries; career services, admissions, financial aid, and registration offices; computer labs; and other campus services.
The Board Room
The Board Room provides guidance to postsecondary administrators regarding policies and practices that maximize the learning and participation of all students, including those with disabilities.
The Student Lounge
The Student Lounge helps students with disabilities prepare for and succeed in postsecondary studies.
AccessCAREERS provides guidance to individuals with disabilities, employers, and career services staff on how to maximize the success of individuals with disabilities in employment.
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:DO-IT
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-4842
206-685-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY)
888-972-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY)
509-328-9331 (voice/TTY) Spokane
Founder and Director: Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D.
Copyright © 2005, University of Washington. Permission is granted to copy these materials for educational, non-commercial purposes provided the source is acknowledged.