University of Washington DO-IT Home  
[DOIT Logo]
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology

Did You Know?

The number of individuals with disabilities seeking postsecondary education continues to increase.

Reasons cited for this increase include:

  • Advances in medical technology and techniques resulting in greater numbers of people who have survived accidents and problematic births.

  • Technological improvements which have increased the independence and productivity of people with disabilities.

  • Federal and state legislative mandates for pre-college academic support programs which encourage students with disabilities to complete high school and consider postsecondary education options.

  • Increased public awareness of federal disability rights legislation which includes rights to accommodations in education and employment.

Back