DO-IT Program at UW
Rooted in Rights partners with University of Washington’s DO-IT Program to train disabled youth how to write, shoot and edit videos to tell their own stories.
The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive. Click here to learn more about DO-IT.
Videos from DO-IT 2021
Wheelchairs & Societal Expectations with BraxtonAssumptions can be harmful, even if you have good intentions. Braxton shares some of the misconceptions they've faced as a person that uses a wheelchair.
Clarice’s Deaf Journey with ClariceClarice shares some of the devices and tools she uses as a Deaf person and offers helpful tips for hearing people to be more inclusive of Deaf folks.
A Mix of ADHD and Autism in a Nutshell with ManwelEveryone has their own ways of releasing their energy and expressing themselves. Manwel talks about why people should have compassion towards each other.
Seattle Curb Cuts: Accessible for All with MichaelCurb cuts are a relatively simple but important accessibility feature. Yet, they're still uncommon in both rural and urban areas. In his video, Michael discusses the importance of curb cuts.
Reasonable Accommodations with MilesIn his video, Miles shares why reasonable accommodations are important for students.
Videos from DO-IT 2020
DO-IT 2020 – EllieAll students deserve to access campus independently, without relying on the kindness of others. Colleges, make your campus accessible!
DO-IT 2020 – RisaIf someone is falling asleep in class, it might not be because they were up all night. They might have a disorder like narcolepsy. Risa shares how support and accommodations help her be on a schedule that works for her.
DO-IT 2020 – SamuelPeople with disabilities should be able to go everywhere non-disabled people can go. Accessibility is important, in every country!
DO-IT 2020 – AlexisRoll for initiative! Dungeon Master Alexis shares how playing Dungeons and Dragons helped improve her social skills, and how it’s accessible to people of all abilities and disabilities.
DO-IT 2020 – MerrittAwareness and acceptance of people with autism has increased in the last few years, and hopefully that will continue. Merrit is here to share what he wants you to know about his experience with autism.
DO-IT 2020 – GrantJust because someone doesn’t talk, that doesn’t mean they have nothing to say. It’s important to provide non-speaking students with accommodations and assistive technology so they can communicate with the world.
DO-IT 2020 – Carlin"In the time of online, how can I make my voice heard?" Carlin shares an original poem about their experience with virtual learning during the COVID19 pandemic.
Videos from DO-IT 2019
Accommodations for Unseen Issues – DO-IT 2019Whether you see us or not, we’re still here. Check out a new video by DO-IT Scholars about accommodations for less visible disabilities!
Pizza For All – DO-IT 2019Everyone deserves a home slice - including people with disabilities. Make sure to include everyone in your community.
Pardon Me: Helpful, But Unhelpful – DO-IT 2019Let's face it, people can be awkward, even with the best of intentions. Abby and Nathan share tips on what to do (and not do) when you see a disabled person that might need help.
Videos from DO-IT 2018
Roll to Bowl – DO-IT 2018Going out with friends is usually great. But sometimes, inaccessibility can take all the fun out. Hayley and Jono are here to explain why it’s so important for fun spaces to be accessible.
What Disability Looks Like – DO-IT 2018There are lots of ideas out there about what disability looks like, but are any of them accurate? Camilo, Jane, and PJ are here to discuss the realities and myths of who we are.