Building the Team: Faculty, Staff, and Students Working Together. Presentation and Resource Materials. Notebook and Videotapes.Report as inadecuate

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This publication contains 2 videotapes, written materials, handout templates, and overhead projection templates developed for those providing professional development to help faculty and administrators in postsecondary institutions become more aware of the rights, responsibilities, potential contributions, and needs of students with disabilities; the rights and responsibilities of postsecondary institutions; reasonable accommodations and instructional strategies for working with students who have disabilities; and campus resources that help provide equitable educational opportunities for all students. The materials are designed for use in departmental and campus-wide presentations to stimulate discussion and action. The presentation lengths vary from 20 minutes to several days and address the following topics: (1) accommodations strategies; (2) universal design of instruction; (3) effective communication; (4) information access; (5) access to computers; (6) making computer labs accessible to everyone; (7) universal design of Web pages; (8) making distance learning accessible to everyone; (9) science/math/engineering access; (10) accommodating students with learning disabilities; and (11) accommodating students with psychiatric disabilities. For each presentation option, a sample script is included to minimize the work that might otherwise be required to prepare a presentation. The presenter may use a script verbatim or extract ideas to customize a presentation. Along with the presentations, a synthesis of research, implementation and institutionalization strategies, presentation tips and case study examples, frequently asked questions, and a glossary of disability-related terms and a list of resources are included. The 2 videotapes included with this notebook can be used in specific presentations or broadcast on public television. Handout and overhead projection templates are provided in the "Presentation Tools" section of the notebook for easy duplication and use. A Web-based instructional option is also available for faculty and administrators (to access Web-based instruction, see Also, a distance learning course that can be delivered via electronic mail to faculty and administrators on any campus is available online. (CR)

Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Access to Information, Accessibility (for Disabled), College Faculty, College Mathematics, College Science, Computers, Design Requirements, Disabilities, Distance Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Mental Disorders, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Student Rights, Teacher Workshops, Universal Design for Learning, World Wide Web

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, & Technology), University of Washington, Box 355670, Seattle, WA 98195-5670 ($125). Tel: 888-972-3648 (Toll Free); Tel: 206-685-3648; Fax: 206-221-4171; e-mail: doit[at]; Web site: For full text: For the most current text of the videotapes: For transparency templates:

Author: Burgstahler, Sheryl, Ed.


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