Presented at 4:20pm in Waverly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.#29887
- Sheryl Burgstahler, Director, Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington
- Dorit Olenik - Shemesh, , The Open University of Israel (OIU)
- Dana Kaspi-Tsahor, , The Open University of Israel (OIU)
- Length of Session: 1-hr
- Format: Lecture
- Expertise Level: Beginner
- Type of session: General Conference
Learn findings of the Ed-ICT International Network: Disabled students, ICT, post-compulsory education & employment: In search of new solutions. This network, led by the UK, US, Canada, Israel & Germany, has for several years explored ways that these & other countries can increase access to accessible IT, particularly in postsecondary settings.
This presentation will share lessons learned by the Ed-ICT International Network: Disabled students, ICT, post-compulsory education & employment: In search of new solutions, a collaboration led by five countries has for three years explored ways that these & other countries can increase access to accessible IT, particularly in postsecondary settings. Funded by The Leverhulme Trust, this Network has been co-organized by Jane Seale (The Open University, UK), Tali Heiman (Open University, Israel), Sheryl Burgstahler (University of Washington, US), Catherine Fichten (Dawson College, Canada), and Björn Fisseler (FernUniversität, Germany). An international workshop was hosted by each participating country and tackled a specific content area that included an exploration of models for the delivery of technology to students with disabilities, roles of stakeholders, transition issues, and technology available and needed in the future. Learn what they found. Burgstahler & other(s) will present.
- Much can be learned from different countries regarding the availability of IT for students with disabilities.
- Various models can be used to guide the delivery of accessible IT and related services.
- Multiple stakeholders can help make accessible IT more available to postsecondary students with disabilities.
Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Administrative/Campus Policy, Assistive Technology, Legal, Procurement, Uncategorized
Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler founded and directs Accessible Technology Services, which includes the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center and the IT Accessibility Team within UW-IT at the University of Washington (UW). These units promote (1) the success of students with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers and (2) the development of facilities, IT, services, and learning activities that are welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities through the application of a Universal Design (UD) Framework. ITAT focuses efforts at the UW; the DO-IT Center reaches national and international audiences with the support of federal, state, corporate, foundation, and private funds. Dr. Burgstahler is an affiliate professor in the UW College of Education. She developed and continues to teach a graduate course in applications of universal design in higher education at City University of New York.