Sheryl Burgstahler

Sample Presentations

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
https://sites.uw.edu/sherylb/

20 Tips for Instructors About Making Online Courses Accessible

Video presentation: 20 Tips for Instructors About Making Online Learning Courses Accessible

Audience: Postsecondary instructors of online or hybrid courses

Description: Learn what is reasonable for instructors and online course designers to know in order to design courses that are welcoming to, accessible to, and inclusive of all students and instructors, including those with disabilities.

Accessible IT Requirements: Lessons Learned From US Campuses Who Received Civil Rights Complaints

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.

Inclusive Excellence: Let’s Talk About “Inclusive”

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?

How the Whole Campus Benefits When Disability Is Addressed as a Diversity Issue

Audiences: Educators and administrators

Description: How are disability and other diversity efforts similar and different? How can universal design and other inclusive practices result in more welcoming, accessible, and usable offerings for everyone? What resources are available to support this approach?

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 Online 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.

Encouraging Professors to Teach Accessible/Universal Design in Their Computing and Engineering Courses

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.

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.

Direct 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.