Resources for Postsecondary Faculty to Enhance Student Access and Learning as well as Legal Compliance
The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center at the University of Washington is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.
The DO-IT Center provides resources for students with disabilities, K-12 educators, postsecondary faculty and administrators, librarians, employers, parents, and mentors.
Visit DO-IT’s The Faculty Room http://www.washington.edu/doit/programs/accesscollege/faculty-room/overview), a space for faculty and administrators at postsecondary institutions to learn about how to create on-site and online courses that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities.
The Student with Disability Experience
To gain a deeper understanding of the varied experiences and perspectives of students with disabilities, consider watching these brief informative videos told from the perspective of college students with a range of different disabilities. These videos and the stories will better acquaint faculty with students’ challenges, experiences, and instructional supports that are effective in promoting greater access and success.
“From Where I Sit” is a powerful video series featuring eight CSU students with disabilities who share their experiences in the college classroom. They tell their stories by answering five questions:
- What is your disability?
- What made you decide to come to college?
- What is it like in the classroom?
- What do you have to do to keep up with the class?
- What suggestions can you offer to faculty that will make their classroom more accessible?
To access these free and informative videos, visit http://teachingcommons.cdl.edu/access/materials/fwis.shtml