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Staff Profile

Marsha Schwanke, B.S., M.S., CTRS
Web & Media 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 Accessibility Initiative (WAI) : Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the Section 508 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 Anniversary Tool Kit

ADA Resources & Training Portal

Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University

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

  • Technical Assistance & Continuing Education Region IV (Southeast TACE)
  • I Have A Dream
  • Job Placement & Employment Professionals Tool Kit
  • Taste of Beauty Southeast
  • 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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