AccessCAREERS, which stands for Careers, Academics, Research, Experiential Education and Relevant Skills, is a DO-IT program that focuses on successful career preparation for individuals with disabilities. AccessCAREERS projects encourage and prepare individuals with disabilities to enter challenging careers and create a model for a continuum of services from K-12 through postsecondary levels. AccessCAREERS serves to:
- Increase the knowledge and understanding of students with disabilities about academic programs, employment skills, and career opportunities in technology and business.
- Increase the participation of students with disabilities in work-based learning experiences to develop job skills and prepare for careers
- Improve the knowledge and skills of parents, educators, advisors, counselors, and employers about the capabilities and needs of students, interns, and employees with disabilities so they are better equipped to support these individuals in academic and employment settings.