Universal Access: Electronic Resources in Libraries

Project Overview

The materials available at this Web site were produced through a year-long cooperative project lead by DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) with the University Libraries at the University of Washington.

The project goal was to educate librarians and other educators about adaptive technology and accessible Web design through the development and dissemination of a videotape, brochures and a presentation manual. The materials have been presented at many librarian and educator conferences including Closing the Gap, American Library Association (ALA), SLA, MLA, ACRL, AASL, CSUN and others.

The videotape and presentation manual with overhead and brochure templates can be ordered by completing the DO-IT Videos and Training Materials Order Form. Many of the materials from the project are also available in this section of the DO-IT Web site. You can find out about DO-IT's many other resources at the DO-IT home page.

Funding for the project was provided by the Telecommunications Funding Partnership and the National Science Foundation. The University of Washington also contributes substantial resources to DO-IT.

Staff for project included:

Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D., Director, DO-IT
Dan Comden, Adaptive Technology Consultant, DO-IT
Beth Fraser, Project Librarian, DO-IT/University Libraries

The authors would like to thank the Advisory Board members and others that provided input into the project including:

Jan Ames,Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
Dagmar Amtmann, Assistive Technology Resource Center, Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
Sarah Beasley, Seattle Central Community College
Betty G. Bengtson, Director of University Libraries, University of Washington
Steve Goodwin, Edmonds School District
Cleo Kelly, Library Equal Access Program, Seattle Public Library
Katy Lenn, University of Oregon Knight Library
Dean Martineau, Tacoma Community College
Steve Nourse, Experimental Education Unit, University of Washington
Paula L. Palmer, Lake Washington Technical College
Betsy Wilson, Associate Director for Public Services, University Libraries, University of Washington
Melody Winkle, Computing and Communications, University of Washington

The materials at this site are copyrighted by the University of Washington. They may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes provided the source is acknowledged.