DO-IT Did It at CSUN

Scott Bellman

DO-IT staff traveled to Los Angeles to participate in the International Conference on Technology sponsored by California State University, Northridge (CSUN). This annual conference, in its nineteenth year, brought together 4,000 participants from all fifty states and over thirty countries.

DO-IT Director Sheryl Burgstahler and I presented a session called Preparing for College: An Online Tutorial. Carole Isakson presented a well-received poster session based on her research called Factors That Affect Literacy Development in Three Young Children Who Use ACC. Terry Thompson doubled up with two sessions—Electronic Documents and Structural Integrity and Universal Design and Web Accessibility: Unexpected Benefits.

In addition to the crowds at the presentations, DO-IT staff met with several hundred people in its exhibit. Most of them were educators and professionals interested in access—access to technology, public places, programs, employment, and more. Some were students and parents who had an interest in adaptive technology. They offered high praise for our useful printed, electronic, and video resources, and many will be staying connected with DO-IT for years to come!