Marsha S Schwanke

Web Specialist
Southeast ADA Center


Marsha S. Schwanke, Web Developer, CTRS, since 2000, has been designing, programming, testing and managing content-rich, database-driven web applications that maximize accessibility and usability based on "best practices" research and established guidelines, such as the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508. She is responsible for the development, content management, and support of webcourses, multimedia, virtual training, and the web projects of the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Marsha has a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Ohio University and a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from American Intercontinental University. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) with over twenty-five years’ experience as a manager and practitioner working with children and adults with disabilities in hospital and community settings. Since 1995, she has authored and facilitated numerous trainings on disability awareness, web accessibility, and assistive technology.

About the Southeast ADA Center

The Southeast ADA Center provides information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability access tailored to the needs of business, government, and individuals at local, state, and regional levels. It also conducts research to reduce and eliminate barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency and to increase the civic and social participation of Americans with disabilities. We are a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) of Syracuse University and one of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network, funded since 1991 by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).