Sheryl Burgstahler




Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D., founded and directs the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center and the IT Accessibility Technology Team (ITAT). These dynamic groups promote (1) the use of mainstream and assistive technology and other interventions to support the success of students with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers and (2) the universal design (UD) of learning opportunities; facilities; websites, videos, documents and other IT; and services to ensure that they are accessible to, usable by, and inclusive of individuals with disabilities. ITAT focuses its efforts at the University of Washington (UW); the DO-IT Center reaches national and international audiences with the support of federal, state, corporate, foundation, and private funds. Burgstahler is also an affiliate professor in the UW College of Education and the author of Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education: A Universal Design Toolkit (2020).