Affiliate Professor, College of Education
Founder and Director, DO-IT Center and UW Access Technology Center
Instructor/Advisor, Distance Learning
Current projects include AccessSTEM, AccessDL, AccessComputing, RDE Collaborative Dissemination, and the Center for Universal Design in Education
University of Washington
UW Information Technology, Box 354842
Seattle, WA 98195-4842
Audiences: Postsecondary instructors and administrators
Description: Learn how more than twenty postsecondary institutions have responded to civil rights complaints that their IT was not fully accessible to faculty, students, staff, and visitors with disabilities. How can other campuses use the resolutions to guide practices on their own campuses.
Audiences: Educators, administrators, and students
Description: How can we reach the day when "excellence" ALWAYS implies "inclusiveness?" What lessons learned from various disciplines can be applied more broadly to ensure an inclusive campus? What can you do as an individual and what can campus units and the institution do to make inclusive excellence a reality?
Audiences: Educators and administrators
Description: How are disability and other diversity efforts similar and different? How can universal design and other inslusivepractices result in more welcoming, accessible, and usable offerings for everyone? What resources are available to support this approach?
Audiences: Educators and administrators
Description: Learn how universal design principles, guidelines, and performance indicators can be applied to instruction, information technology, physical spaces, and student services for the purpose of making educational products and environments accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.
Audiences: Precollege and/or postsecondary instructors
Description: Learn how universal design principles, guidelines, and performance indicators can be applied to curriculum and instruction in order to make all learning activities are accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.
Audiences: Distance learning program administrators
Description: Learn how universal design principles, guidelines, and performance indicators can be applied to policies and practices of distance learning programs in order to assure that courses are accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.
Audiences: Computing and engineering professors
Description: IT and other companies who wish to design products that are accessible to all potential consumers complain that they cannot find enough applicants who understand how to design products that are accessible to consumers with a broad range of abilities. Learn how to encourage faculty members to help students develop the skills they need to fill these positions.
Audiences: Precollege and postsecondary instructors and administrators
Description: Learn barriers people with disabilities face in pursuing academic studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and strategies to assure their full inclusion in these challenging fields.
Audiences: Precollege and postsecondary student service staff and administrators
Description: Learn barriers people with disabilities face in pursuing academic studies and careers, and how universal design strategies can make career services, tutoring/learning centers, registration offices, housing and food services, and other student services accessible to all students.
Audience: Information technology support staff
Description: Learn how the inaccessible design of information technology (IT) results in the "second digital divide" for people with disabilities and how the accessible design of IT can create a level playing field in education and employment.
Audience: Precollege and postsecondary support staff and administrators
Description: Learn how to offer computing services on your campus that are fully accessible to all instructors and students. Topics discussed include the accessible design of web pages, educational software, and computing labs and services.
Audience: Precollege and postsecondary educators
Description: Learn barriers people with disabilities face in pursuing careers and strategies to increase their success in challenging fields.
Audience: High school students with disabilities and their parents, teachers, and other supporters
Description: Learn how you can develop self-determination skills, use technology, gain mentor and peer support, and apply specific strategies that lead to success in college, careers, and independent living as well as position yourself as a leader. Learn how parents, teachers, and other supporters can help you in this process.
Description: Learn about challenges students with disabilities face in pursuing postsecondary education, employment, and social activities; evidence-based practices for addressing these challenges; and how the DO-IT Center employs these practices. Explore how Japan and other countries have adapted and applied similar activities.