Ed-ICT: Exploring IT Access in 5 Countries

Handouts

Scheduled at 4:20pm in Waverly on Thursday, November 21.

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Speaker(s)

  • 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)

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

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.

Abstract

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.

Keypoints

  1. Much can be learned from different countries regarding the availability of IT for students with disabilities.
  2. Various models can be used to guide the delivery of accessible IT and related services.
  3. Multiple stakeholders can help make accessible IT more available to postsecondary students with disabilities.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Administrative/Campus Policy, Assistive Technology, Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Information Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Sheryl Burgstahler

Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler founded and directs the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center and the ATC (Access Technology Center) as part of her role as Director of Accessible Technology Services at the University of Washington (UW). These centers promote (1) the support 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. The ATC 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 taught the Accessibility and Compliance in Online Education online course offered by Rutgers University and currently teaches graduate courses in applications of universal design in higher education at City University of New York and Saint Louis University.

Dorit Olenik - Shemesh

Dana Kaspi-Tsahor

Handout(s)