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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.

Education

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

Selected Web Projects

Websites

ADA Training and Resources Portal
adacourse.org
adaresources.org

ADA Anniversary Tool Kit
adaanniversary.org

Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University
bbi.syr.edu

I Have A Dream: Creating Your Life Portfolio
dreams4mylife.org

Southeast ADA Center
adasoutheast.org

Tax Access Project
adasoutheast.org/taxaccess/

Webcourses, Online Tutorials, and Toolkits

ADA Basic Building Blocks Course
adabasics.org

ADA Title II Tutorial
adatitle2.org

At Your Service: Welcoming Customers with Disabilities Web Course
wiawebcourse.org

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

Past Web Projects

TACE Southeast Center Region IV
TACEsoutheast.org

Job Placement & Employment Professionals Tool Kit
(website offline)

Taste of Beauty Southeast
(website offline)

Global Partnership for Disability and Development (GPDD)
gpdd-online.org

Georgia Tech Research for Accessible Distance Education (GRADE) Project
catea.gatech.edu/grade/

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


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