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Sheryl Burgstahler

Director, Accessible Technology Services and DO-IT Center

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Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler is an Affiliate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is the founder and director of the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) and the Access Technology Centers at the University of Washington. She has secured over $50 million in external funding for DO-IT efforts that she has directed. Projects and research focus on the evidence-based practices that support the successful transition of students with disabilities to college and careers and on the application of universal design to technology, learning activities, physical spaces, and student services in educational settings. Dr. Burgstahler is lead author and editor of the book Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice. She has taught precollege mathematics and Internet use and postsecondary mathematics, computer programming, assistive and accessible technology, and preservice/inservice courses for teachers. She is Co-PI of the UW PEERS (Promoting Equity in Engineering Relationships) project. PEERS is funded by a first-round, Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) grant from the National Science Foundation.


Transforming Engineering Through PEERS: Building a Better Experience for Underrepresented Students




University of Washington

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