DO-IT conducts capacity-building institutes (CBIs) and other events that bring together individuals from a variety of stakeholder groups to explore problems and solutions regarding the success of individuals with disabilities in college and careers.
- Building Capacity for a Welcoming and Accessible Postsecondary Institution - guidelines for conducting a CBI on your campus, in your region, or nationwide or internationally.
CBIs exploring issues related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) include:
- Workshop for Emerging Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scientists
Workshop White Paper
This workshop, sponsored by AccessComputing and held at Gallaudet University, explored ways to increase the successful participation of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing in STEM fields. This includes discussion of the climate for scientists who are deaf or hard of hearing, student research opportunities, resources for students, and interpreting in STEM fields.
- AccessComputing Universal Design in Academia: A Capacity Building Institute at Auburn University
Proceedings from the Auburn Capacity Building Institute
This one-day CBI discussed the problems and solutions in using accessible technology in education, reframing accommodations, and various assistive technologies. CBI participants engaged in brainstorming solutions that would effectively support students with disabilities, including veterans who are returning to the classroom.
- AccessComputing Building Capacity to Promote the Success of Students, Including Veterans, With Disabilities in Computing and Information Technology Fields
Proceedings from the 2011 AccessComputing CBI
The purpose of this event was to increase the participation of students with disabilities, including veterans, in computing and information technology (IT) postsecondary education and career fields.
- AccessSTEM Partner Capacity-Building Institutes 2010-2011
Proceedings from the 2010-2011 AccessSTEM Partner CBIs
Six CBIs that were tailored to faculty, staff, service providers, and postsecondary students with disabilities took place at the University of Washington, Seattle Central Community College, and Bellevue College to explore ways to increase the participation of students with disabilities in STEM.
- AccessSTEM 2009 CBI Information
Proceedings from the 2009 AccessSTEM 2009 Building Capacity CBI
A forum for professionals from local postsecondary institutions to discuss barriers to STEM for students with disabilities, discuss best practices and lessons learned, and brainstorm strategies for increasing participation of students with disabilities in STEM fields.
- AccessSTEM 2007 CBI Information
Proceedings from the 2007 AccessSTEM CBI
This CBI was composed of a nation-wide coalition that identified issues and solutions for increasing the representation of individuals with disabilities in STEM fields.
- Science Teacher Association 2006 CBI Information
Proceedings from the 2006 Science Teacher Association CBI
Science Teacher Association CBIs provided feedback and action plans for science teachers in Washington and Oregon.
CBIs exploring issues related to technology access for people with disabilities include:
- Access to Computing in Higher Education:
Capacity Building for BPC
Proceedings from the 2010 Access to Computing CBI
This one-day CBI provided a forum for comparing recruitment and access challenges, sharing successful practices, developing collaborations, and otherwise increasing the capacity of institutions to serve students with disabilities in computing and IT fields.
- 2009 Access to Computing in Higher Education CBI
Proceedings from the 2009 Computing in Higher Education CBI
This CBI explored ways to increase the participation and success of students with disabilities in computing and IT postsecondary studies and careers.
- 2008 University of Washington Accessible Information Technology CBI
Proceedings from the 2008 Accessible IT CBI
The Accessible IT CBI responded to the growing array of programs, services, and resources that are enhanced or driven by cutting-edge IT and the need for this technology to be accessible to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, including those with disabilities.
- 2006 Web Accessibility CBI Information
Proceedings from the 2006 Web Accessibility CBI
The Web Accessibility CBI was an exploration of issues related to increasing the accessibility of webpages at postsecondary institutions.
and Transition 2003 CBI Information
Technology and Transition 2003 CBI Invitation
Proceedings from the 2003 Technology and Transition CBI
This CBI focused on the issues, problems, and solutions to helping individuals gain access to information technology and support.
Published papers from the Technology and Transition CBI can be found in the Journal of Special Education Technology, 18(4), 2003. This event was co-sponsored by the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition at the University of Hawaii and the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition at the University of Minnesota.
CBIs and think tanks exploring issues related to college and career success for veterans with disabilities include:
- 2009 AccessComputing: Building Capacity for Veterans Information
Proceedings from the 2009 AccessComputing: Building Capacity for Veterans
This event identified ways to support veterans with disabilities as they pursue academic and careers in computing and IT fields. It was sponsored by AccessComputing, an alliance jointly directed by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and DO-IT at the University of Washington.
- 2008 Think Tank Discussion: Serving Veterans at Green River Community College
Proceedings from the 2008 Veterans GRCC Think Tank
The purpose of the event was to identify ways in which existing campus programs and services can collaborate to improve veterans¹ access to GRCC academic programs and support services as well as to increase faculty and staff awareness of the characteristics, interests, and needs of returning veterans, including those with disabilities.
- 2008 Think Tank: Serving Veterans with Disabilities Information
Proceedings from the 2008 Veterans Think Tank
This veterans event explored issues related to providing services and helping veterans access education, training, and careers.