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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.

Education

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

Selected Web Projects

Websites

ADA Anniversary Tool Kit
adaanniversary.org

ADA Resources & Training Portal
adacourse.org
adaresources.org

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

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

  • 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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