National Capacity Building Institute

Monday, March 3, 2003

Join Us for an In-Depth Discussion About the Promise of Technology for People with Disabilities!

On April 7th and 8th, 2003 DO-IT will co-sponsor the National Capacity Building Institute, "Technology and Transition: Empowering Students with Disabilities as They Transition to College and Careers." The institute will be held at the Claremont Hotel in Seattle, Washington prior to the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children.

The target audience for the Institute includes secondary school and special educators, administrators and policy makers, secondary and postsecondary career guidance counselors, transition specialists, technology specialists, postsecondary education support personnel, rehabilitation counselors, individuals with disabilities, researchers and other persons interested in access to technology or individuals with disabilities.

Invited speakers include:

  • Lynne Anderson-Inman, The Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon
  • Chuck Hitchcock, Center for Special Technology (CAST)
  • Norm Coombs, Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI)
  • Terry Thompson, DO-IT, University of Washington
  • Richard Radtke, Sea of Dreams Foundation
  • Peg Lamb, NSF Bridges Transition Project, Holt Public Schools, Michigan
  • Richard Leucking, TransCen Inc.
  • Sheryl Burgstahler, DO-IT, University of Washington
  • Bob Stodden and Megan Conway, NCSPES/NCSET, University of Hawaii
  • Panels of technology users and specialists

The Institute agenda will include pre-Institute readings and online discussion, presentations by nationally recognized speakers, interactive discussion groups, and post-Institute follow-up.

To attend, apply online. For more information or to apply by mail, please contact Velina Sugiyama, NCSET, Center on Disability Studies, 1776 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822, Tel: 808-956-5688, Email:

Other sponsors of the Institute include the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota; and the National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Educational Supports (NCSPES), University of Hawaii.