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ERIC Number: EJ994286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
"AccessDesign": A Two-Day Workshop for Students with Disabilities Exploring Design Careers
Blaser, Brianna; Burgstahler, Sheryl; Braitmayer, Karen
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v25 n2 p197-202 Sum 2012
A two-day pilot workshop called Access to the Design Professions for People with Disabilities ("AccessDesign") was conducted for high school and college students with disabilities in Seattle. The goal of the workshop was to increase the pipeline of design professionals with disabilities by recruiting students with disabilities into postsecondary design education. It was supported by the DO-IT Center and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as well as participating organizations and individuals. The two-day workshop highlighted design education options one day and design careers the next. Evaluation data suggest that participant understanding and interest regarding design fields and knowledge about accommodations increased. Students enjoyed opportunities to network and were particularly interested in design examples related to accessibility. They were also interested in learning more about general issues related to college such as admissions and financial aid. These lessons could improve future programs offered by the DO-IT Center as well as other practitioners. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington