Awards

DO-IT, its staff, mentors, and collaborators have received many local, regional, and national awards. They include the following:

  • 2014 UW IT's ACE Award
    Presented to the eText Pilot Team, including Access Technology Center manager Dan Comden, for completing a year long study that assessed faculty and student experiences regarding eTextbooks.
  • 2012 University of Washington Information Technology (UW-IT) Achievement, Collaboration, and Excellence (ACE) Award
    Presented to the AccessComputing project team.
  • University of Washington (UW) Spotlight Award
    Presented to Scott Bellman, DO-IT program manager, for his tireless efforts in supporting the goals of the DO-IT Center's projects.
  • 2012 Strache Leadership Award
    Presented at the 2012 International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference to Sheryl Burgstahler, DO-IT founder and director, in honor of her work with students as an educator and mentor while remaining a leader in the fields of disability and assistive technology through publications, presentations, and research.
  • The Hakuho Award for outstanding educators and organizations and the Incentive Award of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
    Presented concurrently to DO-IT Japan program.
  • UW Spotlight Award
    Presented to Terrill Thompson, technology accessibility specialist, for his promotion of accessible and universal design in the development and selection of technology.
  • AHEAD Professional Recognition Award
    Presented to Sheryl Burgstahler, DO-IT founder and director, in honor of and appreciation for outstanding achievement and contributions to the field of higher education and disability.
  • Innovator Award in the College of Engineering Certificate of Recognition
    Presented to Marvin Crippen, DO-IT technology specialist, and Sheryl Burgstahler, DO-IT Founder and Director.
  • UW Spotlight Award
    Presented to Doug Hayman, DO-IT accessibility technology specialist, for his expertise and skill determining user needs, setting up equipment, training, and providing ongoing support and troubleshooting.
  • UW Spotlight Award
    Presented to Marvin Crippen, DO-IT systems administrator, for his expert client and desktop support as well as accessible technology work.  
  • UW Spotlight Award
    Presented to Debra Zawada, DO-IT project coordinator, for creating lasting relationships with the Seattle Public Schools in an effort to impact ongoing changes for students with disabilities.
  • UW Spotlight Award
    Presented to Rebekah Peterson, DO-IT publications coordinator, for being a highly skilled communicator with a keen sense of organization and design.
  • UW Spotlight Award
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    resented to Nanette Rosenthal, DO-IT operations manager, for her highly collaborative and customer focused work.
  • UW Spotlight Award
    Presented to Laura Roy, DO-IT program coordinator, for working steadily behind the scenes to meet critical deadlines and make things happen.
  • UW-IT's ACE Award
    Presented to the DO-IT student team for their indispensable support to DO-IT and the Accessible Technology unit.
  • U.S. Access Board Appointment
    President Obama appointed DO-IT Mentor Karen Braitmayer to the U.S. Access Board. Braitmayer is a registered architect and principal with Studio Pacifica. She regularly advises state agencies, local governments, and other organizations on accessibility under various laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 
  • 2010 President's Volunteer Service Award
    Presented to DO-IT Ambassador Priscilla Wong for outstanding volunteer service and civic participation. The award included a signed letter from President Obama. 
  • 2009 CASE District VIII Award
    Presented to the AccessComputing program in recognition of communication excellence in its 2007 Summer Academy Advancing Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Computing video. 
  • UW Spotlight Award
    Presented to Linda Tofle, DO-IT operations manager, for her flexibility, desire to build skills, and professional attitude.
  • 2007 Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) Greenberg Award for Innovation
    Presented to DO-IT founder and director Sheryl Burgstahler for innovative efforts in securing employment opportunities for students with disabilities. 
  • 2007 UW College of Engineering Team Innovator Award
    Presented to the AccessComputing team - represented by Richard Ladner, Sheryl Burgstahler, Michael Richardson, Rob Roth, Terry Thompson, and Lyla Crawford - for their exemplary work toward a common goal of increasing the participation of individuals with disabilities in computing careers.
  • 2007 American Society of Engineering Education Best Zone Paper Award 
    Presented to Richard Ladner and Sheryl Burgstahler, co-directors of AccessComputing, and Tammy VanDeGrift and Annamarie Poginy for their manuscript, The Game of Life Workshop - Reaching Out to High School Students with Disabilities
  • 2007 Washington Association for Postsecondary Education and Disabilities (WAPED) Achievement Award
    Presented to Scott Bellman, DO-IT program coordinator, for professional achievement in promoting awareness and development in issues of education and employment of persons with disabilities.  
  • 2006 Washington Association for Postsecondary Education and Disabilities (WAPED) Achievement Award
    Presented to the DO-IT Admin Team for technical and/or professional achievement in promoting awareness and development in issues of education of persons with disabilities. 
  • 2006 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition Best Paper Award
    Presenteded to Tammy DeGrift, Annemarie Poginy, Richard Ladner, and Sheryl Burgstahler for outstanding paper, The Game of Life Workshop - Reaching Out To High School Students With Disabilities
  • 2005 Washington Association for Postsecondary Education and Disabilities (WAPED) Outstanding Member/Educator Award
    Pesented to Lyla Crawford, DO-IT program coordinator, for significant contributions toward providing and improving access to higher education in local community and Washington state. 
  • 2005 Washington Association for Postsecondary Education and Disabilities (WAPED) Achievement Award
    Presented to Patricia MacGowen, Washington MESA, University of Washington, for professional achievement in promoting awareness and development in issues of education of persons with disabilities. 
  • 2004 Sloan-C
    Presented to DO-IT for recognition of efforts in making distance learning courses accessible.
  • 2004 Washington Association for Postsecondary Education and Disabilities (WAPED) Achievement Award
    Presented to Priscilla (Charlie) Hinkley, University of Washington UWTV, for technical and/or professional achievement in promoting awareness and development in issues of education of persons with disabilities. 
  • The Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment Award
    Presented to Sara Lopez, DO-IT program manager, for continued support to the Governor's Employer Awards Program and for the enhancement of opportunities for youth with disabilities.
  • 2003 Washington Association for Postsecondary Education and Disabilities (WAPED) Outstanding Member/Educator Award
    Presented to Doug Hayman, DO-IT adaptive technology specialist, for significant contributions toward providing and improving access to higher education at their institution as well as in their community. 
  • BizTech Accessibility Award
    Recognition of work of UW Distance Learning Design, DO-IT, and the UW Access Technology Lab.
  • 2002 Washington Association for Postsecondary Education and Disabilities (WAPED) Achievement Award
    Presented to DO-IT for exemplary work.
  • 2001 Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network) Bright Idea Award
    Presented to DO-IT for exemplary work.
  • 2002 Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD) Exceptional Program Award
    Presented to DO-IT for exemplary work.
  • Promising Practice Award
    Presented to DO-IT in recognition of "a proven record of success and a validation of effectiveness" in supporting youth with disabilities as they transition from high school to college and careers, using technology as an empowering tool.
  • 2001 Washington Association for Postsecondary Education and Disabilities (WAPED) Meritorious Service Award
    Presented to Kathy Cook, DO-IT program coordinator, for years of service and leadership.
  • 2000 Emerald City Award
    Presented to Charlie Hinckley for video productions in the Motivation - under $20,000 category for Finding Gold: Hiring The Best and the Brightest.
  • Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Distinguished Resource
    Presented to DO-IT for its high-quality learning material for distance learning courses.
  • 1999 Best of the Northwest Film Video Festival Award of Excellence - Informational Category
    Presented to Charlie Hinckley for her production of DO-IT's video The Winning Equation - Access + Attitude = Success.
  • 2000 Washington Association for Postsecondary Education and Disabilities (WAPED) Achievement Award
    Presented to Dan Comden, DO-IT adaptive technology specialist, for technical and/or professional achievement in promoting awareness and development in issues of education of persons with disabilities.  
  • 2000 Washington Association for Postsecondary Education and Disabilities (WAPED) Outstanding Student Award
    Presented to Imke Durre, a student at the University of Washington and DO-IT Mentor, for her significant contribution to programs at the University of Washington.
  • 2000 Golden Apple Award
    Presented to DO-IT for its contribution to excellence in precollege education in Washington state.
  • 1999 Best of the Northwest Film & Video Festival Award of Excellence - Overall Excellence in Programming 
    Presented to UWTV and DO-IT. 
  • 1997 The President's Award of Excellence in Mentoring
    Recognition for mentoring students with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • 1997 The President's Summit on Volunteerism
    Recognition in 1997 for use of volunteers to support young people with disabilities.
  • 1995 The National Information Infrastructure Award in Education
    Recognition for creative use of the Internet in the education category.
  • 1995 Washington Association for Postsecondary Education and Disabilities (WAPED) Organization Award
    Presented to DO-IT for an outstanding record of service to people with disabilities.