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EAST's Undergraduate Research Fellowships: A Promising Practice on Access to Research Fellowships for Students with Disabilities

Undergraduate research fellowships (URFs) can have a transformative effect on students with disabilities entering science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) fields. At the Eastern Alliance for Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics2 (EAST-2) URFs were funded opportunities for students to propose research and collaborate with faculty mentors at the University of Southern Maine (USM).

Asynchronous Instruction: A Promising Practice Using Online Access

In a study funded by the National Science Foundation's Research in Disabilities Education (RDE) program, a group of three postsecondary institutions used asynchronous online access as a universally designed method of content delivery. In addition to classroom lecture, web-based access to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course content was also offered.

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 Prof: A Promising Practice in Making Postsecondary Instruction Accessible to Students with Disabilities

The DO-IT Prof project applied lessons learned by DO-IT and other researchers and practitioners nationwide to implement a comprehensive professional development program for college faculty and administrators. It was funded by the U.S. Department of Education (grant #P33A990042) and led by the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center at the University of Washington in Seattle.

DO-IT Admin: A Promising Practice in Making Student Services Accessible to Students with Disabilities

The DO-IT Admin Model Demonstration Project applied lessons learned by project staff and other researchers and practitioners nationwide to implement a comprehensive professional development program for student services administrators. It was funded by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education (grant #P333A020044, 2002-2006).

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).

What if a student with a disability disrupts my college class?

All students, including those with disabilities, should be expected to comply with established campus behavioral standards. Consider discussing the problem with the student in private and informing them of behavioral expectations in the classroom.

Contact the campus student services unit that handles behavioral issues and/or the disability services coordinator for guidance.

UW-Madison and IT Accessibility: Promising Practices for IT Support

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of Information Technology incorporates "access for all" early in the development process for applications that include email, electronic surveys, electronic calendars, payroll, registration, and grade requests. The IT division has committed to ensuring that web applications and pages comply with their campus web accessibility policy and the Federal Rehabilitation Act Section 508 standards. In addition, the following practices are in place.

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