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Staff Profile

Marsha Schwanke, B.S., M.S., CTRS
Web Development / Instructional Design

Ms. Schwanke has been designing, developing, programming, testing and managing content-rich, database-driven web applications and distance education / online training projects since 2000 with a focus on maximizing usability and accessibility based on "best practices" research and established guidelines, such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the Section 508 Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards.

Marsha has been a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) since 1993 and has over 25 years experience as a manager, practitioner, and volunteer working with children and adults with disabilities in hospital, long-term care, and community settings. Since 1995, she has authored and facilitated over 100 presentations and trainings on disability awareness, web accessibility, and assistive technology.


  • Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Ohio University
  • Master of Information Technology from American Intercontinental University

Selected Web Projects


ADA Training and Resources Portal

ADA Anniversary Tool Kit

Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University

I Have A Dream: Creating Your Life Portfolio

Southeast ADA Center

Tax Access Project

Webcourses, Online Tutorials, and Toolkits

ADA Basic Building Blocks Course

ADA Title II Tutorial

At Your Service: Welcoming Customers with Disabilities Web Course

Basic ADA Building Blocks: Moderated Webcourse for ADA Affiliates
(private; by invitation)

Past Web Projects

TACE Southeast Center Region IV

Job Placement & Employment Professionals Tool Kit
(website offline)

Taste of Beauty Southeast
(website offline)

Global Partnership for Disability and Development (GPDD)

Georgia Tech Research for Accessible Distance Education (GRADE) Project

Access E-Learning: Modular Tutorial for Making Distance Education Accessible

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