DO-IT Pals Connect On Information Superhighway

The following article appeared in the October/November/December 1997 issue of Axis Center for Public Awareness of People with Disabilities.

High school students with disabilities thinking about careers in science, engineering, mathematics, or technology have easy access to each other and professional mentors.

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology), a project of the University of Washington, has created an international electronic network of high school students with disabilities who support one another in their pursuit of college degrees and post-highschool careers.

DO-IT Pals have the opportunity to communicate with professionals in the same career field--people who have "been there, done that." It helps students to stay motivated and strengthens their interests.

You fit the DO-IT Pal description if you:

  • Have interests in science, engineering, mathematics, or technology
  • Are a high school Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior
  • Have access to the Internet
  • Are interested in attending a two- to four-year college
  • Want to communicate and work together with other students with disabilities who have common interests.

For more information, contact: DO-IT, University of Washington, 4545 15th Ave., NE, Seattle WA 98105-4527, (206) 685-3648 v/tty, (206) 685-4045 fax, http://www.washington.edu/doit/