Published: March 4, 2016
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The CU-Boulder campus will host the university’s first annual Diverse Learners Awareness Week (DLAW) April 18-22. During this week our campus will celebrate the diversity of ways in which people learn through interactive demonstrations, live-action theater, an assistive technology expo, conference-style presentations, roundtable discussions, workshops and more. And you can get involved!

From using assistive technologies and strategies for organizing information to shaping your own academic path through independent study, we want you to be involved in sharing the unique ways you learn and play at CU. We invite you to complete the DLAW participant form and share with the organizing committee the ways in which you would like to be involved. You can become involved by presenting a workshop, participating in the assistive technology expo, joining a roundtable discussion or any number of other activities.

The keynote speaker for the event, Sheryl Burgstahler, PhD, is the founder and director of the University of Washington’s DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center and the UW Access Technology Center. Dr. Burgstahler has published articles and delivered presentations at national and international conferences that focus on universal design of distance learning, websites and multimedia, computer labs, instruction, student services, and other applications in education; and the management of electronic communities, work-based learning activities and transition programs for youth with disabilities. Her keynote presentation will take place on Friday, April 22.

To learn more about the Diverse Learners Awareness Week, please visit the DLAW event page. To get involved as an organizer, presenter, participant and more, please complete the DLAW participant form.

The Diverse Learners Awareness Week was made possible in part by the University of Colorado’s Diversity and Excellence grant. The week of events is co-sponsored by the Office of Information Technology and Disability Services.