Materials Included

The Strategies section of this notebook covers general issues related to access to work-based learning programs for students with disabilities -- legal and attitudinal issues, accommodation strategies, and information from the student's and the employer's perspectives.

The Access to Computing for People with Disabilities section covers three essential areas regarding full access to computing resources by people with disabilities -- computer facility access, adaptive technology, and access to electronic resources.

The Presentations section includes three presentations -- for students with disabilities, career development staff, and employers. Each presentation can be modified to fit the needs of a specific audience.

General References and a Glossary relevant to disabilities, work-based learning and employment can be found in the Resources section of this notebook. Additional references can be found at DO-IT's World Wide Web site at

Reproducible handout and overhead transparency templates and videotape presentations are included in the Tools section for self study as well as for use in presentations. They are described below.

Overhead Transparency Templates

A large number of black and white templates that can be used as references or copied onto transparencies for use during presentations are included. You can pick and choose from the templates to customize your presentation for your specific audience.

Videotape Presentations

Five videotape presentations are included on the enclosed videotape.

Handout Templates

[??] Black and white templates of the following handouts can be copied and distributed to staff and faculty in your institution, students with disabilities, and employers participating in your programs. They can also be used for delivering presentations at conferences and regional consortia meetings. The handout templates can be found in the back pocket of this notebook.

Electronic Presentation

Materials in electronic form are available at Here you will find many of the materials included in this packet, as well as additional information and links to other resources. With a live Internet connection, you can use the site during a presentation. Or, you may prefer to download files for an offline presentation utilizing one of many offline browser capture programs (e.g., Browser Buddy, WebWhacker). If you choose this presentation method, be sure to have the traditional overhead transparencies ready as a backup in case of Internet connection or computer failure.

Permission is granted to reproduce printed materials and videotape presentations for non-commercial, educational purposes as long as proper credit is given to the source.