Published Articles on STEM and People with Disabilities

Below is a list of selected publications that have been created by NSF-funded projects that have sought to broaden the participation of people with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Suggestions for additional contributions can be sent to doit@uw.edu.

Beal, C. R., Rosenblum, L. P., & Smith, D. (2011). A pilot study of a self-voicing computer program for pre-algebra math problems. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 105(3), 157–169.

Beal, C. R., & Shaw, E. (2009). An online math problem solving system for middle school students who are blind. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 5(4), 630–638.

Bellman, S. (2012). Professionals with disabilities invigorate the next generation. Workforce Diversity for Engineering and Information Technology Professionals, 18(4), 12–13. STEM2

Blaser, B., Burgstahler, S., & Braitmayer, K. (2012). AccessDesign: A two-day workshop for students with disabilities exploring design careers, Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 25(2), 197–201. STEM2

Burgstahler, S. (2011). From the STEM special issue editor. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(4), 265–267. RDE

Burgstahler, S. (Guest Ed.). (2011). STEM Special Issue. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(4). RDE, STEM2

Burgstahler, S. (2011). Universal design: Implications for computing education. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 11(3). RDE, STEM2

Burgstahler, S. (2010). Universal design in postsecondary institutions: Promoting systemic change. Design for All, 5(2), 75-95. STEM2

Burgstahler, S. (2009). Universal Design of Distance and Online Learning. In P. Rogers, G. Berg, J. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice, & K. Schenk (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition (pp. 2195-2201). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference

Burgstahler, S. (2008). Promoters and inhibitors of universal design in higher education. In S. Burgstahler & R. Cory (Eds.) Universal design in higher education: From principles to practice (pp. 279-283). STEM1

Burgstahler, S. (2008). Universal design in higher education. In S. Burgstahler & R. Cory (Eds.) Universal design in higher education: From principles to practice (pp. 3-20). Boston: Harvard Education Press. STEM2, STEM1

Burgstahler, S. (2008). Universal design of instruction: From principles to practice. In S. Burgstahler & R. Cory (Eds.) Universal design in higher education: From principles to practice (pp. 23-44). Boston: Harvard Education Press. STEM2, STEM1

Burgstahler, S. (2008). Universal design of technological environments: From principles to practice. In S. Burgstahler & R. Cory (Eds.) Universal design in higher education: From principles to practice (pp. 213-224). Boston: Harvard Education Press. STEM1

Burgstahler, S. (2007). Accessibility training for distance learning personnel. Access Technologists Higher Education Network (ATHEN) E-Journal, 2. STEM1, 2

Burgstahler, S. (2006). The development of accessibility indicators for distance learning programs. Research in Learning Technology, 14(1), 79-102. STEM1, 2

Burgstahler, S. (2005). Preparing faculty to make their courses accessible to all students. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 16(2), 69-86. STEM1

Burgstahler, S. (Guest Ed.). (2005). Promising practices: Accessible information technology in education, Information Technology and Disability, 11(1). STEM1

Burgstahler, S. (2005). The role of technology in preparing for college and careers. In E. E. Getzel & P. W. Wehwan (Eds.), Going to college: Expanding opportunities with disabilities (pp. 17998). Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes Publishing Company. STEM1

Burgstahler, S. (2005). Web accessibility: Guidelines for busy administrators. In P. Coate (Ed.), Handbook of business strategy (pp. 313-318). Cambridge, MA: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Burgstahler, S. (2005). Web-based distance learning and the second digital divide. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of information science and information technology (pp. 3079-84). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Inc. NSF # 9800324 NSF Institute, 12/1/98-11/30/02

Burgstahler, S. (2004). Celebrate EASI? That's easy!, Information Technology and Disabilities, 10(1). STEM1, 2

Burgstahler, S. (Ed.) (2003). Empowering Students with Disabilities as they Transition to College and Careers. Journal of Special Education Technology, 14(4), (2003). STEM1

Burgstahler, S. (2003). The role of technology in preparing youth with disabilities for postsecondary education and employment. Journal of Special Education Technology, 18(4). Earlier version peer reviewed through the National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Educational Supports. STEM1

Burgstahler, S. (2003). Web-based distance learning and the second digital divide. In M. Hricko (Ed.), Design and implementation of Web-enabled teaching tools. Hershey, PA: IRM Press. NSF # 9800324 NSF Institute, 12/1/98–11/30/02

Burgstahler, S. (2002). Distance learning: The library's role in ensuring access to everyone. Library Hi Tech, 20(4), 420-432. (ERIC Document-Reproduction Service No. EJ666562) NSF # 9800324 NSF Institute, 12/1/98-11/30/02

Burgstahler, S. (2001). A collaborative model promotes career success for students with disabilities: How DO-IT does it. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 16(3-4), 209-216.

Burgstahler, S. (2000). Access to Internet-based instruction for people with disabilities. In L. A. Petrides (Ed.), Case studies on information technology in higher education (pp. 76-88). Hershey, PA: IRM Press.

Burgstahler, S. (1997). Peer support: What role can the Internet play? Information Technology and Disabilities, 4(4).

Burgstahler, S. (1995). Distance learning and the information highway. The Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, 19(4), 271-276.

Burgstahler, S. (1995). Faculty facilitate research for students with disabilities. Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, 8-11.

Burgstahler, S. (1994). Increasing the representation of people with disabilities in science, engineering, and mathematics. Information Technology and Disabilities, 1(4).

Burgstahler, S., Anderson, A., & Lewis, K. (2008). Universally designed IT: Experiences of one university. Design for All Institute of India, 3(12), 143. STEM1, STEM2

Burgstahler, S., Anderson, A., & Litzkow, M. (2011). Accessible technology for online and face-to-face teaching and learning. In T. Cox & K. King (Eds.), The professor's guide to taming technology (pp. 201-218). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. STEM2, STEM1

Burgstahler, S. & Bellman, S. (2009). Differences in perceived benefits of internships for subgroups of students with disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 31(3), 155-165. STEM2, STEM1

Burgstahler, S., & Bellman, S. (2006). "Providing quality internships. Hire Disability Solutions Quarterly, 1(1), 5. STEM2

Burgstahler, S., & Bellman, S. (2005). Perceived benefits of work-based learning: Differences between high school and postsecondary students with disabilities. The Asia-Pacific Journal of Inclusive Education, 2(1), 1-20. STEM1, 2

Burgstahler, S., Bellman, & Lopez, S. (2004). Research to practice: DO-IT prepares students with disabilities for employment. NACE Journal, 65, 27. STEM1

Burgstahler, S., & Chang, C. (2009). Promising interventions for promoting STEM fields to students who have disabilities. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 5(2), 29-47. STEM1

Burgstahler, S., & Chang, C. (2007). Gender differences in perceived value of components of a program to promote academic and career success for students with disabilities. Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 12(1). STEM1, 2

Burgstahler, S. & Comden, D. (2011). Computer and cell phone access for individuals with mobility impairments: State of the art. NeuroRehabilitation, 28(3), 183-197. RDE, STEM2

Burgstahler, S., & Comden, D. (1997). World wide access: Focus on libraries. Information Technology and Disabilities, 4(1-2).

Burgstahler, S., Corrigan, B., & McCarter, J. (2005). Steps toward making distance learning accessible to students and instructors with disabilities. Information Technology and Disabilities, 11(1). STEM1

Burgstahler, S., Corrigan, B., & McCarter, J. (2004). Making distance learning courses accessible to students and instructors with disabilities: A case study. The Internet and Higher Education, 7(3), 233-246. STEM1, 2

Burgstahler, S. & Crawford, L. (2007). Managing an e-mentoring community to support students with disabilities: A case study. AACE Journal, 15(2), 97. STEM1, 2

Burgstahler, S., & Cronheim, D. (2001). Supporting peer-peer and mentor-protege relationships on the internet. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 34(1), 59-74.

Burgstahler, S., & Doe, T. (2006). Improving postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities: Designing professional development for faculty. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 18(2), 135-147. STEM1

Burgstahler, S., & Doe, T. (2004). Disability-related simulations: If, when, and how to use them. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 1(2), 4-17. NSF # 9800324-NSF Institute, 12/1/98-11/30/02

Burgstahler, S., & Doyle, A. (2005). Gender differences in computer-mediated communication among adolescents with disabilities: A case study. Disability Studies Quarterly, 25(2). STEM1

Burgstahler, S., Jirikowic, T., Kolko, B., & Eliot, M. (2004). Software accessibility, usability testing and individuals with disabilities. Information Technology and Disabilities, 10(2). STEM1

Burgstahler, S., & Lamb, P. (Guest Eds.). (2003). Journal of Special Education Technology, 18(4).

Burgstahler, S., Moore, E., & Crawford, L. (2011). Tracking the effectiveness of DO-IT interventions: New longitudinal data on students with disabilities. Closing the Gap, 30(3), 14-16. STEM2

Burgstahler, S., & Olswang, S. (1996). Computing and networking services for students with disabilities: How do community colleges measure up? Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 20(4), 363-376.

Burgstahler, S., & Orvis, M. (1995). Transition to college: Preliminary findings of four case studies. In Accessing the issues: Current research in disability studies (pp. 297-301). Lewiston, ME: Society for Disability Studies.

Burgstahler, S., Slatin, J., Anderson, A., & Lewis, K. (2008). Accessible IT: Lessons learned from three universities. Information Technology and Disabilities, 12(1). STEM1

Burgstahler, S., & Thompson, T. (2011). Fully including students, teachers, and administrators with disabilities in telementoring. In D. A. Scigliano (Ed.), Telementoring in the K-12 classroom (pp. 89-115). Hershey, NY: Information Science Reference. STEM2

Graves, L., Asunda, P. A., Plant, S. J., & Goad, C. (2011). Asynchronous online access as an accommodation on students with learning disabilities and/or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders in postsecondary STEM courses. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(4), 317-329.

Graves, L. & Plant, S. (2010). An attitudinal study of pen technology and web-based recordings to accommodate students with learning disabilities in post-secondary science, technology, engineering, and math courses. In R. H. Reed, & D. A. Berque (Eds.), The impact of tablet PCs and pen-based technology on education (pp. 39-46). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University.

Graves, L. & Plant, S. (2009). An attitudinal study of pen technology and web-based recordings to accommodate students with learning disabilities in post-secondary science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses. In D. A. Berque, L. M. Konkle, & R. H. Reed (Eds.), The impact of tablet PCs and pen-based technology on education (p. 148). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University.

Isakson, C., & Burgstahler, S. (2008). College preparation and participation: Reports from individuals who have speech and mobility disabilities. The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 4(3), 18-32. STEM1

Isakson, C., & Burgstahler, S. (2006). AAC, employment, and independent living: A success story. Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, 3(1), 67-78. STEM1

Izzo, M. V., Murray, A., Priest, S., McArrell, B. (2011). Using student learning communities to recruit STEM students with disabilities. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(4), 301-316. RDE

Jenson, R., Petri, A. N., Day, A. D., Truman, K. Z., & Duffy, K. (2011). Perceptions of self-efficacy among STEM students with disabilities. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(4), 269-283. RDE

Kim-Rupnow, W. S., & Burgstahler, S. (2004). Perceptions of students with disabilities regarding the value of technology-based support activities on postsecondary education and employment. Journal of Special Education Technology, 19(2), 43-56. STEM1

Leake, D., Burgstahler, S., & Vreeburg Izzo, M. (n.d.) Promoting transition success for minority students with disabilities: The value of mentoring. Disability Studies Quarterly. Submitted for publication. RDE, STEM2

Leake, D., Burgstahler, S., & Vreeburg Izzo, M. (2011). Promoting transition success for culturally and linguistically diverse students with disabilities: The value of mentors. Creative Education, 2(2), 121-129. RDE

Martin, J. K., Stumbo, N. J., Martin, L. G., Collins, K. D., Hedrick, B. N., Nordstrom, D., & Peterson, M. (2011). Recruitment of students with disabilities: Exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(4), 285-299. RDE

Moon, N. W., Utschig, T. T., Todd, R. L., & Bozzorg, A. (2011). Evaluation of programmatic interventions to improve postsecondary STEM education for students with disabilities: Findings from SciTrain University. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(4), 331-348. RDE

Rule, A. C., Stefanich, G. P., Boody, R. M. (2011). The impact of a working conference focused on supporting students with disabilities in STEM. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(4), 349-365. RDE

Stefanich, G. P. (2011). Making math, science, and technology instruction accessible to students with disabilities [Book Review]. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(4), 367-368. RDE

Stumbo, N. J., Martin, J. K., Nordstrom, D., Rolfe, T., Burgstahler, S., Whitney, J., . . . Misquez, E. (2011/2010). Evidence-based practices in mentoring students with disabilities: Four case studies. Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 14(1), 33-54. STEM1

Thompson, T. (2008). Universal design of computing labs. In S. Burgstahler & R. Cory (Eds.), Universal design in higher education: From principles to practice (pp. 235-244). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press. STEM1

Thompson, T. (2003). The Interdependent Roles of All Players in Making Technology Accessible. Journal of Special Education Technology, 18, 21. STEM1

Thompson, T., Burgstahler, S., & Comden, D. (2003). Research on web accessibility in higher education. Information Technology and Disabilities, 9(2). STEM1

Thompson, T., Burgstahler, S., & Moore, E. (2010). Web accessibility: A longitudinal study of college and university home pages in the northwestern United States. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 5(2), 108-114. STEM2

Thompson, T., Burgstahler, S., & Moore, E. (2007). Accessibility of higher education web pages in the Northwestern United States: Current status and response to third party outreach. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Technology-based Learning With Disability (pp. 127-136). Dayton, Ohio, Wright State University. STEM1

Thompson, T., Burgstahler, S., Moore, E., Gunderson, J., & Hoyt, N. (2007). International research on web accessibility for persons with disabilities. In Managing worldwide operations and communications with information technology. Hershey, PA: Information Resources Management Association. STEM1

Thompson, T., Comden, D., Ferguson, S., & Burgstahler, S. (in press). Seeking predictors of web accessibility in U.S. higher education institutions. Information Technology and Disabilities. STEM2

Vogel, S., Leyser, Y., Burgstahler, S., Sliger, S., & Zecker, S. (2006). Faculty knowledge and practices regarding students with disabilities in three contrasting institutions of higher education. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 18(2), 109-123. STEM1.

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