1. Richard Ladner
  2. http://www.cs.washington.edu/people/faculty/ladner
  3. Professor Emeritus
  5. University of Washington
  1. Brianna Blaser
  2. Program Coordinator/Counselor
  4. University of Washington
  1. Sheryl Burgstahler
  2. http://staff.washington.edu/sherylb/
  3. Direcrtor
  5. University of Washington
  1. Andy Ko
  2. http://faculty.washington.edu/ajko/
  3. Associate Professor
  5. University of Washington


NSF Awards: 1539179

2019 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Undergraduate, Graduate

Approximately 15% of K-12 students, 11% of college students, and 5% of graduate students have a disability according to the National Center for Education Statistics.  People with disabilities are underrepresented in the STEM workforce as well.  The NSF-funded AccessComputing project is trying to increase these numbers using a number of strategies.  One strategy is for faculty to teach more about how science and technology can make the world more accessible and welcoming for people with disabilities.   We call this "Teaching Accessibility."  Examples include teaching the principles of Universal Design in engineering courses, and accessible web and app design in computer science courses.  All engineers and scientists should learn about the accomplishments of people with disabilities in their fields.  They should learn about how technology originally designed to solve an accessibility problem becomes a mainstream technology.   Examples of this include speech synthesis, speech recognition, captioned video, personal texting and video chat.  

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