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Bridging the Digital Divide in Post-Secondary Education: Technology Access for Youth with Disabilities
(December 2002)
NCSET Information Brief
Computer access has the potential to help people with disabilities complete coursework independently, participate in class discussions, communicate with peers and mentors, access distance learning courses, participate in high tech careers, and lead self-determined lives. This brief was designed for secondary and postsecondary educators and administrators, employers, individuals with disabilities, and parents. It outlines the challenges youth with disabilities face in gaining access to technology, and provides specific recommendations for achieving greater technology access.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=718

Creating an E-Mentoring Community (August 2006)
NCSET Information Brief  
This brief, written by Sheryl Burgstahler of the University of Washington's DO-IT program, provides an example of how to create and sustain an e-mentoring community to promote the success of youth with disabilities in school, careers, and other life experiences.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=3170

Universal Design for Learning and the Transition to a More Challenging Academic Curriculum: Making it in Middle School and Beyond (April 2005)
NCSET Parent Brief
This brief describes universal design, a process for creating environments that support the learning of students with diverse abilities, styles, and needs. In universal design, versatility is built into the environment from the start. Further resources are also provided.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=2165



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