National Girls Collaborative Project

July 2013

Jenny Lay-Flurrie on IT, Disabilities, and NGCP
Jenny Lay-Flurrie on IT, Disabilities, and NGCP


Ability in the Workplace: A Conversation with Jenny Lay-Flurrie

In this six minute video, Jenny shares her passion for her IT career, information about her disability, the accommodations she uses in the workplace, and
the importance of the NGCP in helping promote the awareness of and discussions around disability inclusion.



Comprehensive Listing of Disability Resources Now Available on the NGCP Website

The NGCP works to strengthen the capacity of girl-serving STEM programs to effectively reach and serve underrepresented girls in STEM. To assist Collaboratives and girl-serving programs to reach girls with disabilities, the NGCP website now includes a comprehensive listing of disability resources including: links to publications, resources, and organizations focused on including, advocating for and serving youth with disabilities. This web resource is organized into three groups: K-12 Education, Higher Education, and Career Information.  


Here is a sample of resources you will find on the NGCP website: 


DO-IT Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology  
The international DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities and the use of computer and networking technologies to increase their independence, productivity, and participation in education and careers.



Working Together: People with Disabilities and Computer Technology

This video presentation provides an overview of adaptive technology and computer applications for people with disabilities. High school and college students with a wide variety of disabilities share their experiences using computers and demonstrate the technology used. This video can be used to train teachers, computer lab staff, students with disabilities and their advocates about how everyone can operate computers.  

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
This pamphlet, provided by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U. S. Department of Education, explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. It explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability.

A program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), ENTRY POINT! offers outstanding internship opportunities for students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics and computer science.



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