Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
The following DO-IT publications, comprehensive training materials, videos, and resource promote the success of individuals with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academic programs and careers.
- Broadening Participation by Welcoming Participants with Disabilities - how to make projects welcoming and accessible to participants with disabilities.
- Equal Access: Universal Design of Your Project - how to make your project accessible to everyone.
- Working Together: Science Teachers and Students with Disabilities - how teachers can work with students who have disabilities.
- Making Science Labs Accessible to Students with Disabilities - designing science labs so that all students can fully participate.
- The Winning Equation: Access + Attitude = Success in Math and Science - tips for teaching science to students with disabilities.
- Technology and Universal Design - DO-IT publications promoting accessible information technology.
- Opportunities! - a newsletter for students with disabilities that can be tailored to any postsecondary campus.
- Critical Junctures Toward a Career in STEM - key milestones for pursuing a STEM career.
- Equal Access: Science and Students with Sensory Impairments - designing science education to maximize the learning of all students.
- Progress of DO-IT Participants Toward College and Careers - preliminary results of the AccessSTEM/DO-IT Longitudinal Transition Study.
Books and Comprehensive Training Materials
- Creating an E-Mentoring Community: How DO-IT does it, and how you can do it, too.
Guidelines for creating an electronic mentoring community. (© 2006)
- Creating a Transition Program for Teens: How DO-IT does it, and how you can do it, too.
Guidelines for creating college and career transition programs for teens. (© 2007)
- Making Math, Science and Technology Instruction Accessible to Students with Disabilities A Resource for Teachers and Teacher Educators
Comprehensive materials and resources help science, math, and technology teachers fully include students with disabilities in their classes and labs.
- Building Capacity for a Welcoming and Accessible Postsecondary Institution
Guidelines, sample agendas, videos, handouts, overhead visuals, and resources for conducting Capacity-Building Institutes to create welcoming and accessible postsecondary courses and services for students with disabilities.(© 2007)
- Building the Team: Faculty, Staff, and Students Working Together PRESENTATION AND RESOURCE MATERIALS.
Synthesis of research, institutionalization guidelines, presentation tips, tailored presentations, overhead visuals, and handouts help faculty and administrators at postsecondary institutions fully include students with disabilities in courses. Includes DVD compilations DO-IT Technology 1 & 2, DO-IT Programs 2, DO-IT STEM 1, and DO-IT College 1. (© 2003)
- Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice.
A comprehensive guide on creating fully accessible college and university programs. A unique value to university and college administrators, and to disability and diversity study faculty, researchers, practitioners, and activists. Published by Harvard Education Press. (© 2008)
The following DO-IT videos can be used in training sessions or for private instruction. They are freely available online and can be purchased in DVD format from DO-IT.
- Working Together: Science Teachers and Students with Disabilities (Video) - students suggest ways to make science activities more accessible.
- The Winning Equation: Access + Attitude = Success in Math and Science (Video) - strategies for fully including students with disabilities in science and math activities.
- Other videos - making technology, academics, and resources accessible to people with disabilities.
DO-IT also provides links to education resources that help educators make STEM studies accessible to students with disabilities.
- STEM Education Resources - Web sites for teaching STEM.
- Increasing the Representation of People with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.
- Teaching Lab Courses to Students with Disabilities.
- Doitsem (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics) - a discussion group for those interested in increasing the representation of individuals with disabilities in these fields.
- The AccessSTEM/DO-IT Longitudinal Transition Study - data from a study that tracks the progress of students with disabilities through junctures that lead to STEM degrees and careers.
- Research in Disabilities Education Collaborative Dissemination - resources from disability-related projects funded by the National Science Foundation.