About the Editor

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Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler directs the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center at the University of Washington (UW). DO-IT promotes the success of students with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, employing technology as an empowering tool. DO-IT sponsors programs that increase the use of assistive technology and promote the development of accessible facilities, computer labs, electronic resources in libraries, webpages, educational multimedia, and Internet-based distance learning programs.

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Dr. Burgstahler has published dozens of articles and book chapters and delivered presentations at national and international conferences that focus on universal design of distance learning, websites, computer labs, instruction, student services, and other applications in education, and the management of electronic communities, work-based learning activities, and transition programs for youth with disabilities. She is the author or co-author of eight books on using the Internet with pre-college students and directing e-mentoring and transition programs.

She is the lead editor of a book on universal design, Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice. Information about purchasing this book can be found here.

Dr. Burgstahler is an Affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Education at the UW. More about Dr. Burgstahler can be found on her website.