Advancing Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Computing
Advancing Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Computing (ADHHC) is a project of The Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (AccessComputing). A goal of the project is to increase the participation of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in computing fields.
- Raise the bar for deaf and hard of hearing in computing fields
- Establish UW Summer Academy for deaf and hard of hearing high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores (18 and over) interested in exploring careers in computing fields
- Establish e-Mentoring Community for deaf and hard of hearing scholars in computing fields
- Develop Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community of Practice (dhhcop)
- Encourage collaborations with other programs
- Develop the Saturday Computing Experience, a program that will introduce local (Seattle area) deaf and hard of hearing students, 15 to 18 years of age, to computers and computer programming, learning about concepts and technologies, using project-based learning strategies.
Raising the Bar
For deaf and hard of hearing students with skills in math and/or science considering computing as a major
- Computer Science
- Computer Engineering
- Information Science
- Information Systems
- Information Technology
Collaborate with Project Staff
- Refer deaf & hard of hearing students with skills in computing, mathematics and science fields
- Refer deaf & hard of hearing professionals in computer science, computer technology, and information science, research and technology fields
- Spread the word about the Summer Academy, e-mentoring program and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community of Practice
- Suggest names of deaf & hard of hearing students for paid internships
- Contact us at: email@example.com
For more information about the AccessComputing project, see the AccessComputing Home Page.
AccessComputing is led by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and DO-IT at the University of Washington. AccessComputing institutional partners are Gallaudet University, Landmark College, and Rochester Institute of Technology. Alliance partners are AccessSTEM,EAST, RTP, NCWIT, NGCP, CAITE, CAHSI, Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow, and ARTSI. If you are interested in knowing how you can participate in AccessComputing send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is funded by the National Science Foundation as part of the Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program of the Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE) (grant #CNS-0540615, CNS-0837508, and CNS-1042260).