[Accessibleweb] JSET Special Issue - Limited printed copies available (fwd)

Sheryl Burgstahler sherylb at u.washington.edu
Tue Sep 14 13:30:01 PDT 2004



The electronic copy of the JSET issue focused on the use of technology
by students with disabilities (description below) can be found at
http://jset.unlv.edu/18.4/issuemenu.html. I also have a limited supply of
printed copies. Please send me email with your postal address to request
printed copies of this issue.
Sheryl

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The following special issue of the Journal of Special Education Technology
(JSET) is devoted to papers presented at the Technology Capacity Building
Institute: Empowering Students with Disabilities as They Transition to
College and Careers, which was held in Seattle on April 7 and 8, 2003. The
event was sponsored by the National Center on Secondary Education and
Transition (NCSET), the National Center for the Study of Postsecondary
Educational Supports (NCSPES), and Disabilities, Opportunities,
Internetworking and Technology (DO-IT).

http://jset.unlv.edu/18.4/issuemenu.html

Guest Editors
Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington
Peg Lamb, Holt Public Schools

Featured Articles

The Role Of Technology In Preparing Youth With Disabilities For
Postsecondary Education And Employment
--Sheryl Burgstahler

The Interdependent Roles of All Players in Making Technology Accessible
--Terry Thompson

Findings from the Study of Transition, Technology and Postsecondary
Supports for Youth with Disabilities: Implications for Secondary School
Educators
--Robert A. Stodden, Megan A. Conway, Kelly B.T. Chang

Assistive Technology, Universal Design, Universal Design for Learning:
Improved Opportunities
--Chuck Hitchcock, Skip Stahl

The Role of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Procuring
Technology to Facilitate Success in Postsecondary Education for Youth with
Disabilities
--Peg Lamb

Employer Perspectives on Hiring and Accommodating Youth in Transition
--Richard G. Luecking

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Introduction to the Special Thematic Issue

This issue of JSET is devoted to papers presented at the Technology
Capacity Building Institute, Empowering Students with Disabilities as They
Transition to College and Careers, which was held in Seattle on April 7
and 8, 2003. The event was sponsored by the National Center on Secondary
Education and Transition (NCSET), the National Center for the Study of
Postsecondary Educational Supports (NCSPES), and Disabilities,
Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology (DO-IT). The purpose of the
Institute was to discuss how stakeholders students with disabilities and
their families, K-12 educators, college disabilities support staff,
vocational rehabilitation counselors, local, state, and federal policy
makers, textbook and technology publishers, and employers can assure
that:

1) all individuals with disabilities have access to technology that
promotes positive academic and career outcomes.

2) all people with disabilities use technology in ways that contribute to
positive postsecondary academic and career outcomes and self-determined
lives.

3) there is a seamless transition of availability of technology for all
people with disabilities as they move from K-12 to postsecondary to career
environments.

Guest speakers were invited based on their expertise regarding technology,
postsecondary education, and employment for individuals with disabilities.
Presentations and discussion topics included the value and the role of
technology in preparing students with disabilities for postsecondary
education and employment, steps to ensure that technology is accessible to
everyone, the impact of a universally designed curricula, the role of the
rehabilitation counselor in procuring technology, and the employers'
perspective on technology-access and other accommodations in the
workplace. After each presentation, participants met in stakeholder groups
to discuss issues presented by the speaker and summarized barriers and
solutions regarding technology access, from the perspective of the
stakeholder groups they represented. The Technology Capacity Building
Institute proceedings, including a summary of participant findings, can be
found at http://www.ncset.hawaii.edu/institutes/default.htm.This special
issue of JSET includes the series of papers presented at the Institute.
Together, they discuss key topics regarding technologys role in empowering
people with disabilities to become full participants in postsecondary
education, the workplace of the 21st Century, and their communities.

Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler, in the Role of Technology in Preparing Youth with
Disabilities for Postsecondary Education and Employment, sets the stage
for other papers by providing an overview of the issues that must be
addressed in order for electronic and information technology to reach its
promise to level the playing field in education and employment. Mr. Terry
Thompson, in Spokes in the Wheel: The Critical Role of all Players in
Making Technology Accessible, follows up by enumerating the roles and
interrelationships of individuals and organizations that must be involved
in order to make computer access a reality for everyone.

In Findings from the Study of Transition, Technology and Postsecondary
Supports for Youth with Disabilities: Implications for Secondary School
Educators, Drs. Robert Stodden and Megan Conway describe research findings
that highlight the current status of postsecondary access, discuss the
barriers to successful transition to postsecondary education, and explore
implications of these findings for secondary school preparation. Chuck
Hitchcock, in AT, UD, UDL and Improved Learning Opportunities, addresses
the benefits that are likely to derive from shifting our focus to
developing and implementing a universally designed curriculum regarding
goals for learning, learning materials, instructional methods, and
assessments.

In The Role of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Procuring
Technology to Facilitate Success in Postsecondary Education for Youth with
Disabilities, Dr. Peg Lamb discusses findings from a study in which
counselors and college graduates with disabilities describe the role of
the counselor and the technology and other supports/services that are most
critical in completing college programs and obtaining employment. Dr.
Richard Leucking, in Employer Perspectives on Hiring and Accommodating
Youth in Transition, examines effective workplace supports and
accommodations including technology and relates them to employer
perspectives of bringing youth with disabilities into the workplace.

As guest editors of this journal we are both excited and honored to
present this series of articles that focus on issues related to the role
of technology in promoting academic and career success for individuals
with disabilities.

Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler
Director, DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and
Technology), University of Washington

Dr. Peg Lamb
Director, NSF Bridges Transition Project
Holt Public Schools, Holt, MI



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Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D.
Director, DO-IT & UW Access Technology Lab; Co-Director, AccessIT
Computing & Communications
University of Washington, Box 355670
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-0622 FAX (206) 221-4171
http://staff.washington.edu/sherylb
sherylb at u.washington.edu


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