THE FACULTY ROOM AT DO-IT
A WEBSITE ON COLLEGE-LEVEL ACCOMMODATIONS
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology), located at the University of Washington in Seattle, hosts a series of programs for high school and college students who have disabilities and for advocates, educators, and administrators. AccessIT is funded to increase the use of accessible information technology in educational institutions. DO-IT Prof is designed to help postsecondary faculty and administrators work successfully with students who have disabilities. To this end, DO-IT Prof sponsors The Faculty Room.
The Faculty Room
The Faculty Room is a specialized web site for faculty and administrators at postsecondary institutions who want to learn how to create classroom environments and activities that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities. In addition to providing information on Rights and Responsibilities and identifying resources, the web site offers pages and pages of practical strategies for providing appropriate accommodations to students with disabilities in higher education settings. The Accommodations page can be searched by Disability Type or by Academic Activity.
Searching by Academic Activity is a particular strength of this site; it leads to the following choices:
• Group work/discussions
• Test taking
• Science labs
• Computer labs (facilities)
• Computers (adaptive technology)
• Web pages
• Distance learning courses
• Writing assignments
• International travel programs
• Work-based learning
This arrangement makes it faster and easier for faculty to find suggestions that meet the accommodation needs of students in their specific classes.
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