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- Making Videos Accessible
Learn what to consider when creating a video that it is accessible to all viewers, from pre-production techniques to the provision of captioning and audio description.
- Graduate School and Students with Disabilities
Graduate students with disabilities, working with faculty and disability services, can have successful grad school experiences, complete their degrees, and enter rewarding careers.
- The Job Search and Disclosing your Disability
Interns and employees with disabilities should be strategic about disclosing their disability to their employer.
- The Access Technology Center at the University of Washington
Tour the UW facility that helps people with disabilities effectively use technology and developers create accessible web pages, documents, videos, and software.
- Welcome to Mary Gates Hall: Advocates for Equal Access
Take a short tour of the Access Technology Center, Disability Resources of Students, and the D Center on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington in Seattle.
- Using a Screen Reader
An expert screen reader user demonstrates how blind people use the web.
- Recruiting and Retaining Employees with Disabilities
Employers can take steps to better recruit and retain employees with disabilities.
- 20 Tips for Instructors about Making Online Learning Courses Accessible
Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D., offers 20 tips for faculty on how to make their more courses accessible to students with disabilities.
- Disability and Accessibility in Engineering: What Can Educators Do?
Engineering is enhanced through the talents and perspectives of people with disabilities.
- Quorum: An Accessible Programming Language
This video serves as an introduction to the Quorum programming language which is designed to be accessible to individuals with disabilities and is widely used in schools for the blind.
- Leading the Way: Computing Students and Professionals with Disabilities
Successful computing students and professionals with disabilities share their experiences.
- Quorum: An Accessible Programming Language (3-minute version)
The programming language Quorum was designed with individuals with visual impairments in mind, is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
- DO-IT Scholars Discuss the Importance of College
Participants of the DO-IT Scholars program discuss why they believe it is important to attend college.
- DO-IT Program - UW 360
DO-IT is highlighted on UW 360, an Emmy Award-winning show that profiles the fascinating people, programs and community connections that define the University of Washington.
- Including Universal Design in the Engineering Curriculum
It is important that we train engineers to be versed in the areas of universal design and accessibility.
- Broadening Participation in Engineering to Include People with Disabilities
Engineering can be a great career option for people with disabilities, provided they receive the right support and accommodations.
- Engaging Individuals with Disabilities in an Engineering Research Center
Stakeholders and collaborators in DO-IT's AccessERC project discuss how to help ensure that NSF-funded Engineering Research Centers are welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities.
- Quality Education Is Accessible
Quality education needs to be inclusive of everyone in the classroom, including students with disabilities.
- What's It Like?
On a college campus, students share their experiences as an individual with a disability.
- Creating Accessible Documents
This video explains why and how to create electronic documents that are accessible to all users.
- Captioning Lecture Capture Videos: A Promising Teaching Practice
Students and educators show how captioning videos in a lecture capture application helps everyone gain knowledge.
- Equal Access: Universal Design of an Academic Department
Practitioners tell how universal design can make an academic department accessible to all students and faculty.
- How Can We Include Students with Disabilities in Computing Courses?
With the increasing demand for computing professionals, it's important that students with disabilities are included in computing courses.
- How Can We Encourage Students with Disabilities to Pursue Computing?
One woman tells instructors on how their behaviors impact a student's decision to pursue a computing field.
- Working Together: People with Disabilities and Computer Technology
High school and college students with a wide variety of disabilities share their experiences using computers and demonstrate the technology they use.
- Working Together: Computers and People with Sensory Impairments
People with visual and hearing impairments demonstrate computer technology for school and work.
- Working Together: Computers and People with Mobility Impairments
People with mobility impairments demonstrate technology that provides access to all functions of computer hardware and software.
- Working Together: Computers and People with Learning Disabilities
Students and workers with learning disabilities demonstrate computer-based tools and strategies that promote their academic and career success.
- Real Connections: Making Distance Learning Accessible to Everyone
Educators and students share guidelines for designing Internet-based distance learning courses to fully include all students, including those with disabilities.
- Equal Access: Universal Design of Instruction
The application of universal design strategies can make instruction in a classroom, online, or in a tutoring center accessible to all students.
- Equal Access: Universal Design of Computer Labs
Educators tell how to make computer labs welcoming and accessible to people with disabilities.
- Captions: Improving Access to Postsecondary Education
Professors, students, and IT administrators share the benefits of using captions for videos in postsecondary education.
- Communication Access Realtime Translation: CART Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Educators tell how Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) provides access to auditory communication for individuals who are deaf.
- IT Accessibility: What Web Developers Have to Say
Web designers and developers discuss strategies for creating websites that are accessible to all users.
- IT Accessibility: What Campus Leaders Have to Say (6-minute Version)
University presidents, chief information officers, and other IT leaders discuss the importance of and strategies for making IT accessible campus-wide.
- IT Accessibility: What Campus Leaders Have to Say (15-minute Version)
University presidents, chief information officers, and other IT leaders discuss the importance and strategies for making IT accessible campus-wide.
- STEM and People with Disabilities
Educators and students tell how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities can be made accessible and how students with disabilities can prepare for these fields.
- It's Your Career
College students with disabilities tell about the value of work-based learning experiences and how to get these opportunities.
- Finding Gold: Hiring the Best and the Brightest
Employers in cooperative education, internship, and other work-based learning programs show how to fully include participants with disabilities.
- DO-IT Scholars 2011
Participants describe key aspects of the DO-IT Scholars program for high school students with disabilities.
- Access to the Future: Preparing Students with Disabilities for Careers
Career development staff share ideas for making services accessible to students with disabilities.
- Returning from Service: College and IT Careers for Veterans
Veterans and postsecondary educators share strategies that create welcoming and accessible environments for wounded warriors.
- DO-IT Scholar Profile: Nathan
Nathan, a college freshman with a disability, discusses his hobbies, career goals, academic studies, and technology that assists with math and reading.
- DO-IT Scholar Profile: Maria
Maria, a college freshman, discusses her academic interests, how accessible technology helps her complete school work, and how she found the resources she needed as a student with a disability applying for college.
- DO-IT Scholar Profile: Mack
Mack, a high school senior with cerebral palsy, talks about the importance of a positive outlook on life, how accommodations such as speech recognition software have helped him complete assignments for school, and his career plans.
- DO-IT Scholar Profile: Heidi
Heidi, a college student on the autism spectrum, talks about starting a high school club for students with disabilities, learning communication and technical skills, and experiencing the DO-IT Scholars Program.
- DO-IT Scholar Profile: Alexandra
Alexandra, a college senior who has a visual impairment, discusses her work as a science major, her career goals, accommodations she uses, and her experiences with the DO-IT Scholars program.
- World Wide Access: Accessible Web Design
People who design and support websites share how to make web pages accessible to people with disabilities.
- Part of Me, Not All of Me
Teens with disabilities share their interests and activities, showing that their disabilities are only one aspect of their identity.
- Self-Examination: How Accessible Is Your Campus?
Following guidelines can make a postsecondary institution welcoming and accessible to everyone, including students, faculty, and staff with disabilities.
- Invisible Disabilities and Postsecondary Education
Student self-determination combined with effective accommodations for disabilities with learning disabilities, attention deficits, autism spectrum disorders, and other issues that are not readily apparent can result in successful outcomes.
- Taking Charge 3: Five Stories of Success and Self-Determination
Five teens with disabilities share how they live self-determined, fulfilling lives.
- Taking Charge 2: Two Stories of Success and Self-Determination
Two high school students with disabilities share how they succeed in school and otherwise live self-determined lives.
- Equal Access: Science and Students with Sensory Impairments
The application of universal design principles can make libraries accessible to all visitors.
- DO-IT Pals: An Internet Community
DO-IT Pals participants talk about the value of peer and mentor support in this online community for people with disabilities.
- Equal Access: Campus Libraries
Librarians and patrons show how to apply universal design principles to make libraries accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities.
- How DO-IT Does It
The DO-IT Director and support staff share practices employed by DO-IT programs to increase the success of young people with disabilities in college and careers.
- Equal Access: Student Services
Practitioners show how to apply universal design principles to make postsecondary student services accessible to all students
- Access to Technology in the Workplace: In Our Own Words
Employees with disabilities how accessible technology benefits them in the workplace.
- Computer Access: In Our Own Words
Students with disabilities demonstrate the uses of assistive technology and computer applications.
- Learn and Earn: Tips for Teens
Students with disabilities show how they benefit from work-based learning experiences.
- Learn and Earn: Supporting Teens
Parents, teachers, and mentors encourage teens with disabilities to participate in work-based learning experiences to more effectively promote them for young people with disabilities.
- Building the Team: Faculty, Staff, and Students Working Together
Students with disabilities, faculty and staff share how to create an inclusive postsecondary learning environment.
- STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the University of Washington
Students and faculty highlight exciting academic programs at the University of Washington that provide effective learning environments for students with characteristics with respect to race, ethnicity, gender and disability.
- Taking Charge 1: Three Stories of Success and Self-Determination
Successful youth and adults with disabilities share how they live successful, self-determined lives.
- DO-IT Receives a Golden Apple Award
DO-IT Scholars are seen in action and DO-IT Director, Sheryl Burgstahler, accepts the Golden Apple Award.
- Working Together: Science Teachers and Students with Disabilities
High school students suggest ways to make science activities more accessible.
- The Winning Equation: Access + Attitude = Success in Math and Science
Students suggest ways to make science activities more accessible.
- Snapshots: The DO-IT Scholars
High school participants describe the DO-IT Scholars program and how it contributes to their success.
- Opening Doors: Mentoring on the Internet
Students share how they develop supportive relationships with peers and mentors on the Internet through the DO-IT program.
- Moving On: The Two-Four Step
Students with disabilities and practitioners share tips for making successful transitions from two- to four-year postsecondary institutions.
- Camp: Beyond Summer
Teachers and students share how Internet experiences for summer camp programs can fully include children and youth with disabilities.
- College: You Can DO-IT!
Students with disabilities and staff share advice for success in college.
- Working Together: Faculty and Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities and faculty share their experiences in achieving college successes.
- Scholars 1994
Participants in the first DO-IT program in 1993 share their experiences.