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Additional Resources

Helpful Websites


Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CPED)

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT)

International Association of Geoscience Diversity

Job Accommodation Network

LD Online

National Center on Universal Design for Learning

National Technical Assistance and Research Center to Promote Leadership for Increasing the Employment and Economic Independence of Adults with Disabilities (NTAR)

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) on Postsecondary Education and Students with Disabilities

College/University Resources for Faculty

ACCESS: A Comprehensive Center for Exceptional Student Services at Miami Dade College

Accessibility Center at the Community College of Denver

Access College Center at the University of Washington

A Guide for Faculty and Staff Working with Students with Disabilities at the University of Wisconson-Madison

Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Education


Many other videos are available on how to incorporate principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into your courses:

CAST: About Universal Design for Learning

The Center for Universal Design in Education

UDL Connect

Properly Captioned Videos Related to Earth Science Literacy (made available by Wendi Williams, University of Arkansas Little Rock/Northwest Arkansas Community College)

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