College

A college student needs a computer accommodation to take her exam. How can I ensure the test is properly supervised?

Discuss the exam format, location, supervision options, and time limit with the student and disabled student services staff. You or a teaching assistant could arrange to supervise the test or the disabled student services office could provide a test proctor as an accommodation.

Where can I learn about challenges and opportunities for veterans with disabilities in postsecondary education?

The short 13-minute video Returning from Service: College and IT Careers for Veterans and the related publication provide an overview of some of the opportunities and challenges faced by veterans with disabilities as they transition to the postsecondary classroom and pursue degrees in computing and information technology fields.

How can I get involved with undergraduate research?

Undergraduate research can provide important and meaningful experiences for students in fields that include those in science and engineering. Research internships present opportunities for undergraduates to gain an exposure to research and consider whether they are interested in research careers and graduate school.

Following are examples of programs that allow undergraduate students with disabilities to become involved in research:

AccessLibraries: A Promising Practice for Promoting the Accessibility of Libraries

A project was led by the DO-IT(Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) Center in collaboration with University Libraries at the University of Washington in Seattle. The project goal was to teach librarians and other educators about assistive technology and accessible information technology (IT) design through the development and dissemination of a video presentation, brochures, and a presentation manual. The materials created were presented at many librarian and educator conferences throughout the United States.

DO-IT 2-4: A Promising Practice in Supporting Transitions from Two- to Four-Year Colleges

The DO-IT 2-4 project was undertaken by the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) Center at the University of Washington in Seattle to help students with disabilities in community and technical colleges successfully transition to four-year institutions. It was funded by the US Department of Education through the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (grant #P116B71441).

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