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Cheatsheets These one-page accessibility resources, or “cheatsheets,” have been developed to assist anyone who is creating accessible content. These free resources are catered to less-technical individuals, such as faculty and staff. These cheatsheets are meant to be used as part of a larger training plan, as mentioned in our blog post on How to Use our Accessibility Cheatsheets. For more complete and technical information about these topics, visit our partner WebAIM. To use these cheatsheets at your institution, reference our Terms of Use. Microsoft Office Microsoft Word Microsoft Word is currently the most common word processor on the market. Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint is presentation software typically used to display slides during face-to-face meetings. Microsoft Excel Microsoft Excel is spreadsheet software that allows users to perform calculations and organize data by creating tables and graphs. Adobe Adobe Acrobat Adobe InDesign Other Accessibility Topics Accessible Web Content

ITD Journal: Online Distance Education - "Anytime, Anywhere" But Not For Everyone Axel Schmetzke, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point With the tremendous growth of online distance education programs, it is easily forgotten that the concept of learning “anytime anywhere” is not a new one. “The increasing spirit in Wisconsin demanded that the university should serve the state and all of its people and that it should be an institution for all the people within the state and not merely for the few who could send their sons and daughters to Madison; thus was brought about the establishment of the extension division about five years ago.” It is questionable whether the architects of the Wisconsin idea, which inspired and shaped university extensions all over the country, were including people with disabilities in their thinking when they proposed to make education more available to the community at large. Recent advances in digital information and telecommunication technology present tremendous opportunities for this underserved segment of the population. Results

This website hosts a virtual community that promotes higher education for students with disabilities and those who support them.The mission of DO-IT is to serve “to increase the participation of Individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment. DO-IT is funded several sources: Washington State, federal grants, foundations, corporations and individuals. It has won many national awards and federal grants to carry out its mission. by dbardwell Mar 22

The most noticeable helpful feature of this site is how it is segmented into the support offered. There are sections for college capable high school students, teens with disabilities for an electronic community, high school graduates who continue to support DO-IT efforts, summer campers who have received technology and/or advocacy training from DO-IT scholars, staff or ambassadors, and DO-IT mentors who are college students, faculty, and professionals in a wide variety of career fields and DO-IT staff, interns and volunteers to coordinate programs, electronic communications, research, and dissemination. The Access section includes information for students on accessing college, an alliance for students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, another alliance for students in computing careers, a center on accessible information technology in education, accessible distance learning and an alliance for accessing careers. by dbardwell Mar 22

Other helpful resources:In the Student Lounge I found College Preparation Resources for Students-how students with disabilities can prepare for postsecondary studies.Academic Resources for K-12 Educators- how K-12 educators can create inclusive environments that promote the success of college-bound students with disabilities.College Preparation Resources for Parents and Mentors - how to encourage and support college-bound young people with disabilities.This site has information and supports for both students with disabilities and the professionals who support them.

The biggest drawback of this site is its size. It does have a search field for only the site to assist with this obstacle. If I could change anything about this site it would be to have a video highlighting the features and resources on this site. by dbardwell Mar 22

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