AccessSTEM Website and Searchable Knowledge Base


The AccessSTEM website (http://www.washington.edu/doit/Stem/) is a space where K-12 teachers, postsecondary educators, and employers learn to make classroom and employment opportunities in STEM accessible to individuals with disabilities. It is comprised of six primary areas:

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DO-IT maintains a searchable database of frequently asked questions, case studies, and promising practices related to how educators and employers can fully include students with disabilities in computing activities. The Knowledge Base can be accessed by following the "Search Knowledge Base" link on the AccessSTEM website.

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to propose questions and answers, case studies, and promising practices for the Knowledge Base. In particular, the promising practices articles serve to spread the word about practices that show evidence of improving the participation of people with disabilities in STEM. Contributions and suggestions can be sent to doit@uw.edu.

Examples of Knowledge Base questions include the following:

Examples of Knowledge Base case studies and promising practices include the following: