AccessSTEM

AccessSTEM helps

  • K-12 teachers, postsecondary educators, and employers make classroom and employment opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) accessible to individuals with disabilities, and provides a place to share promising practices.
  • Students with disabilities succeed in STEM courses and reach critical junctures on paths toward college studies and careers in STEM fields.

For Students With Disabilities

  • AccessSTEM News - a newsletter highlighting recent project activities and ways to engage in the project.
  • AccessSTEM Spotlights - a publication spotlighting AccessSTEM leaders and participants, with the goal of bringing community members together, demonstrating the vast capabilities of STEM students, providing information to STEM recruiters, and describing project activities.
  • AccessSTEM Team Application - for high school, college, and graduate students who would like to engage in stimulating conversations with each other and with mentors and learn about internship and other opportunities in STEM fields.
  • Opportunities! - a newsletter for students with disabilities on postsecondary campuses to share information about internships, campus resources, events and other STEM opportunities.
  • Student Lounge - a comprehensive website for preparing for and succeeding in college and careers.
  • Success Stories - people with disabilities share experiences in college and careers.

For Educators and Employers

  • AccessSTEM/AccessComputing/DO-IT Longitudinal Transition Study - a study that tracks the progress of students with disabilities through junctures that lead to high tech degrees and careers.
  • AccessSTEM News - a newsletter highlighting recent project activities and ways to engage in the project.
  • Capacity-Building Institutes - collaborative meetings of stakeholders to identify issues, solutions, and action items regarding increasing the participation of people with disabilities in STEM fields.
  • Communities of Practice - engage in stimulating discussions and activities for promoting the increased participation of people with disabilities in computing careers.
  • Promising Practices - practices that show promise for increasing the participation of individuals with disabilities in STEM fields.
  • Research to Practice - evidence-based practices employed by DO-IT projects.
  • AccessCollege and AccessCareers - comprehensive websites for information about college and career access for people with disabilities.
  • Minigrant Projects - promising practices supported through seed grants offered in the past.

Find on the AccessSTEM Website

  • Accommodation Strategies - ensure access to academic and employment opportunities in STEM for individuals with disabilities.
  • Presentations - learn about recent AccessSTEM presentations to partners and stakeholders.
  • Resources - how to more fully include students and veterans with disabilities in activities and to help them achieve success in STEM fields.
  • Rights and Responsibilities - of educators, student support staff, and students with disabilities.
  • Searchable Knowledge Base - frequently asked questions, case studies, and promising practices related to how educators and employers can fully include students with disabilities in STEM activities.
  • Universal Design - creating academic environments that maximize the learning of students with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.
  • Videos - Streaming video presentations with accompanying publications that share strategies for working with students with disabilities in STEM.

Much of the content on this website is duplicated in other publications, training materials, and web pages published by DO-IT. The AccessSTEM website is hosted by The Alliance for Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (AccessSTEM, Research in Disabilities Education award # HRD-0227995 and HRD-0833504).