Chapter 8: Resources and Resources
This chapter includes references and information about web resources, video presentations, and training materials available from DO-IT.
DO-IT Web Pages
The following DO-IT web pages are of particular relevance for creating programs that help students with disabilities succeed in college and careers and use technology as an empowering tool.
Resources that include a searchable knowledge base of questions and answers, case studies, and promising practices that promote career success for people with disabilities.
AccessCollege: Postsecondary Education and Students with Disabilities
Resources for students and educators that promote postsecondary success for students with disabilities.
Resources that include a searchable knowledge base of questions and answers, case studies, and promising practices that promote participation of individuals with disabilities in computing careers.
Resources that include a searchable knowledge base of questions and answers, case studies, and promising practices that promote participation of individuals with disabilities in STEM careers.
An e-mentoring community for teens with disabilities.
DO-IT Publications, Videos, and Training Materials
Products that promote the success of people with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers, using technology as an empowering tool.
DO-IT: Research to Practice
A summary of research on which DO-IT practices are based.
DO-IT Scholars Program
A multiple-year transition program to help teens with disabilities prepare for college and careers.
DO-IT Snapshots: Bios of the DO-IT Scholars
Bios written by current and past DO-IT Scholars.
Technology and Universal Design
Video presentations and web resources about assistive technology and universal design of information technology.
DO-IT Video Presentations
The following video productions are available on DVDs for purchase through DO-IT and are available for free online viewing at www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/vidlist.html. Trainers who wish to have copies of DO-IT videos to store on their computers for noncommercial purposes can obtain copies without charge by making a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO-IT Programs 1
DO-IT Pals: An Internet Community
Peer and mentor support in an online community for people with disabilities (9 minutes).
Participants tell about the DO-IT Scholars program for high school students with disabilities (11 minutes).
Snapshots: The DO-IT Scholars
Participants tell about their experiences in DO-IT programs (28 minutes).
Finding Gold: Hiring the Best and the Brightest
Employers in work-based learning programs show how to fully include participants with disabilities (7 minutes).
DO-IT Programs 2
How DO-IT Does It
Successful practices employed by DO-IT programs to increase the success of young people with disabilities in college and careers (34 minutes).
Opening Doors: Mentoring on the Internet
Adult mentors help students with disabilities achieve success in college studies and careers (14 minutes).
DO-IT Self-Determination 1
Taking Charge 1: Three Stories of Success and Self-Determination
Successful young people with disabilities share strategies for living self-determined adult lives (17 minutes).
Taking Charge 2: Two Stories of Success and Self-Determination
Testimonials from teens with disabilities learning to live self-determined lives, featuring two high school students (15 minutes).
Taking Charge 3: Five Stories of Success and Self Determination
A combination of the stories presented in Taking Charge 1 and 2 videos. Testimonials from successful people with disabilities regarding living self-determined lives, featuring five individuals in high school, college, and careers (27 minutes).
DO-IT STEM 1
Working Together: Science Teachers and Students with Disabilities
Successful science students with disabilities suggest ways to make science activities accessible (13 minutes).
Equal Access: Science and Students with Sensory Impairments
Students and employees with sensory impairments share strategies for success (14 minutes).
The Winning Equation: Access + Attitude = Success in Math and Science
Science and math teachers share strategies for making these subject areas accessible to students with a wide range of disabilities (15 minutes).
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics at the University of Washington
Students and faculty highlight exciting academic programs offered to a diverse students body at the University of Washington (10 minutes).
DO-IT Careers 1
Learn and Earn: Tips for Teens
Students with disabilities show how they benefit from work-based learning (13 minutes).
Learn and Earn: Supporting Teens
Parents, teachers, and mentors encourage teens to participate in work-based learning (13 minutes).
It's Your Career
College students with disabilities gain work-based learning experiences (13 minutes).
Access to the Future: Preparing Students with Disabilities for Careers
How to make college career development services accessible to students with disabilities (14 minutes).
DO-IT Technology 1
Working Together: People with Disabilities and Computer Technology
Adaptive technology and computer applications for people with disabilities (14 minutes).
Working Together: Computers and People with Mobility Impairments
People with mobility impairments demonstrate computer access technology (14 minutes).
Working Together: Computers and People with Sensory Impairments
People with visual and hearing impairments demonstrate computer technology for school and work (11 minutes).
Working Together: Computers and People with Learning Disabilities
Students and workers with learning disabilities demonstrate computer-based tools and strategies (10 minutes).
Computer Access: In Our Own Words
Students with disabilities demonstrate adaptive technology and computer applications (10 minutes).
DO-IT Technology 2
Equal Access: Universal Design of Computer Labs
This presentation shows how computer labs can be designed as to be accessible to students with disabilities (11 minutes).
World Wide Access: Accessible Web Design
People with disabilities describe roadblocks they encounter on the World Wide Web and examples of accessible web design techniques (11 minutes).
Real Connections: Making Distance Learning Accessible to Everyone
This presentation highlights issues to consider when designing courses to fully include students with disabilities (12 minutes).
Access to Technology in the Workplace: In Our Own Words
Testimonials from employees on making technology accessible in the workplace (13 minutes).
Camp: Beyond Summer
How to add Internet experiences to summer camp programs for children and youth with disabilities (10 minutes).
DO-IT Transition 1
College: You Can DO-IT!
College students with disabilities and staff share advice for success in college (14 minutes).
Moving On: The Two-Four Step
How to successfully transition from two- to four-year postsecondary institutions (11 minutes).
Taking Charge 1: Three Stories of Success and Self-Determination
Testimonials from successful people with disabilities regarding living self-determined lives (17 minutes).
DO-IT College 1
Working Together: Faculty and Students with Disabilities
Successful students with disabilities tell the viewers firsthand about techniques and accommodations that contributed to their success. They emphasize the importance of the faculty-student relationship (9 minutes).
Building the Team: Faculty, Staff, and Students Working Together
Learn how to create an inclusive postsecondary learning environment (16 minutes).
Equal Access: Universal Design of Instruction
Learn strategies for making instruction in a classroom or in a tutoring center accessible to all students (13 minutes).
Equal Access: Student Services
How to apply universal design principles to make postsecondary student services accessible to all students (15 minutes).
The following DO-IT publications, ready for duplication, can be distributed to staff and/or transition program participants.
- An Accommodation Model
- Building the Team: Faculty, Staff, and Students Working Together
- College Funding Strategies for Students with Disabilities
- College Survival Skills
- College: You Can DO-IT!
- Disability-Related Resources on the Internet
- Learn and Earn: Tips for Teens
- Learn and Earn: Supporting Teens
- Making Science Labs Accessible to Students with Disabilities
- Opening Doors: Mentoring on the Internet
- Preparing for a Career: An Online Tutorial
- Preparing for College: An Online Tutorial
- Taking Charge: Stories of Success and Self-Determination
- Universal Design of Instruction: Definitions, Principles, and Examples
- The Winning Equation: Access + Attitude = Success in Math and Science
- Working Together: Computers and People with Learning Disabilities
- Working Together: Computers and People with Mobility Impairments
- Working Together: Computers and People with Sensory Impairments
- Working Together: People with Disabilities and Computer Technology
- Working Together: Science Teachers and Students with Disabilities
The most current editions of these and other publications are freely available online at http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/. Permission is granted to duplicate and distribute them for noncommercial purposes, provided the source is acknowledged.
The following resources provide a good place to start as you continue your exploration of ways to encourage college-bound young people to reach their highest potential in school, in careers, and in other life experiences.
Adolescent Health Transition Project
The Alliance for Technology Access
American Association of People with Disabilities
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) National Network
Be a Mentor Program
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
Center for Self-Determination
Child Safety on the Information Highway: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
College Preparation Resources for Students with Disabilities
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology)
DisABILITY Information and Resources
Family Village: A Global Community of Disability Related Resources
Got a Good Mentor? Hold Up Your End of the Bargain
HEATH Resource Center
Institute on Community Integration
The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI)
Internet Safety: A Note to Parents, Guardians and Teachers World Kids Network
Job Accommodation Network
Kids as Self-Advocates (KASA)
Kidz Privacy: Adults Only Federal Trade Commission
Kid Source Online
Kids Together, Inc. Information and Resources for Children & Adults with Disabilities
Kid Zone: Where Kids Can Play and Learn
The Librarian's Guide to Cyberspace for Parents & Kids American Library Association
Mapping Your Future
MentorNet: The E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
National Council on Independent Living
National Council on Disability
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
National Mentoring Center
National Mentoring Partnership
National Organization on Disabilities
National Youth Development Information Center
National Youth Leadership Network
The OHSU Center on Self-Determination
PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education Rights)
A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety Federal Bureau of Investigation
Self-Determination Synthesis Project
ServiceLeader.org Virtual Volunteering
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration
Winners On Wheels
What a Mentor Can Do for You
World Friends, Resources, and Disabilities
World Institute on Disability
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