AccessComputing Distributes Vets Video (AccessComputing News - January 2012)

Debra Zawada, AccessComputing Staff

A new AccessComputing video titled "Returning from Service: College and IT Careers for Veterans" has been distributed nationally through university computing faculty.

Now that the war in Iraq is ending, more and more veterans are returning to school and many are interested in IT careers. The video can help faculty and staff be more welcoming to this group of students, particularly those with disabilities.

This video presents opportunities and challenges faced by veterans with disabilities as they transition to the postsecondary classroom and pursue degrees in computing and information technology fields. Veterans and educators share accommodations and strategies for creating welcoming and accessible environments for these students.

Feedback about the video has been positive and many departments have been sharing the resource with their faculty, staff, and leaders in order to create a more supportive environment for vets.

Access this short video and complementary publication at www.uw.edu/doit/Video/index.php?vid=52.