STEM Resources for Teachers
Accessible Science Equipment
- Accessible Science Equipment
Examples of products to help make science labs accessible to all students.
- Accessible Technology
Procuring, developing, and using technology that is accessible to students with disabilities.
Engaging Students with Disabilities in Science and Computing
- Broadening Participation in Science and Engineering by Welcoming Participants with Disabilities
How to make projects welcoming and accessible to participants with disabilities.
- Checklist for Making Science Labs Accessible to Students with Disabilities
A checklist for reviewing the accommodations and universal design of science labs.
- Equal Access: Science and Students with Sensory Impairments
Designing science education to maximize the learning of all students.
- Making Math, Science and Technology Instruction Accessible to Students with Disabilities: A Resource for Teachers and Teacher Educators
Comprehensive materials and resources to help science and math teachers fully include students with disabilities in their classes and labs.
- Making Science Labs Accessible to Students with Disabilities
Designing science labs so that all students can fully participate.
- MESA Curriculum Supplement
Accommodations for students with disabilities in classes using MESA integrated science and mathematics materials.
- The Winning Equation: Access + Attitude = Success in Math and Science
Strategies for fully including students with disabilities in science and math activities.
- Working Together: Science Teachers and Students with Disabilities
Legal issues, accommodation strategies, and resources that can be tailored to a specific institution by adding a campus resource list.
- Accessible Technology Resources
These resources provide information about assistive technology, accessible technology design, and the design of technology spaces, both digital and physical.
Communities of Practice (CoP)
This CoP engages K-12 teachers; postsecondary STEM faculty, other organizations that support STEM educators; faculty who teach STEM to preservice and inservice teachers; STEM leaders in state offices of education.
The Computing Faculty, Administrator and Employer CoP engages the computing community to explore ways to make sustainable changes in computing departments that lead to more inclusive practices and enhance computing fields with the diverse perspectives of individuals with disabilities. Membership includes computing faculty, administrators, industry representatives, and members of professional organizations.
To join a Community of Practice, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs and Projects
Increasing the participation of people with disabilities in computing fields.
Increasing the participation of students with disabilities in K-12 computing courses.
Advancing knowledge to improve the experiences of learners with diverse characteristics, including disabilities, in digital learning.
Improving engineering fields by increasing the participation of people with disabilities and incorporating their perspectives and expertise.
Promoting the engagement of people with disabilities in NSF-funded Engineering Research Centers and the development of products, websites, facilities, and events that are welcoming and accessible to everyone.
Providing access to informal STEM learning for participants with disabilities by making opportunities more welcoming and inclusive.
The Alliance for students with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
- Exceptional Nurse
Nursing careers/studies, access issues, and information on mentors for people with disabilities.
- Research in Disabilities Education Collaborative Dissemination
Resources from disability-related projects funded by the National Science Foundation.
Access Q&As, Case Studies and Promising Practices
- Faculty Learning Communities: A Promising Practice in Faculty Development
- How can computing courses be made more accessible to students with specific learning disabilities?
- How can principles of universal design be applied to technology-based math content?
- How can universal design be applied to instruction?
- Find articles in DO-IT’s Searchable Knowledge Base.