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Sheryl Burgstahler

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
206-543-0622
206-221-4171 (FAX)
sherylb@uw.edu
http://staff.washington.edu/sherylb/

Universal Design in Education

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.

Universal Design of Instruction

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.

Universal Design of Distance Learning Programs

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.

Increasing the Participation of People with Disabilities in STEM Careers

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.

Making Student Services Accessible to All Students Through the Application of Universal Design

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.

Assistive Technology, Universal Design, and the Digital Divides

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.

Managing Accessible Technology Support Services

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.

The Role of Technology in Improving Career Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities

Audience: Precollege and postsecondary educators
Description: Learn barriers people with disabilities face in pursuing careers and strategies to increase their success in challenging fields.

College, Careers, Independent Living, and Leadership: What You Can Do Now to Prepare for Success

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.

U.S. Practices in Preparing Students with Disabilities for College and Careers

Audience: International
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.


 


Sheryl Burgstahler
sherylb@uw.edu
Last modified: Wednesday October 9 14:30:45 PDT 2013