Sara Schley

Sara Schley is dedicated to increasing access and inclusion of post-secondary spaces for students with disabilities. Compliance with the ADA ensures access to buildings and learning spaces (e.g., ramps to buildings and podiums; captioning for videos; alternate formats for tests). Full inclusion requires pedagogical attention to ensure participation and engagement beyond access to spaces. As a professor (department: deaf education teacher training) and a director of a research center on teaching and learning, she has collaborated with faculty in deaf education, STEM post-secondary education, and social and behavioral sciences to develop strategies to increase inclusion in post-secondary classrooms. She has taught for 30 years in areas of developmental psychology, bilingual education and discourse analysis, data analysis, and language use in formal and informal contexts. More information about her work can be found at

Last updated: 08-19-2019