CBI Agenda

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Tuesday, May 24

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Registration and Evening Social

Wednesday, May 25

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast and Networking

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Welcome

  • CBI description, objectives, schedules
  • Introductions
  • Housekeeping details: restrooms, breaks, and meals
  • Accessibility of meeting considerations
  • CBI materials
  • AccessComputing goals, objectives, activities/products

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

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Returning from Service: College and IT Careers for Veterans

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Current Trends and Opportunities in Computing

Richard Ladner, AccessComputing Co-Director

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Approaches to Access: Accommodations and Universal Design

Question 1: What are your thoughts about specific steps your institution or computing/IT department could take to embrace universal design?

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Working Group Discussion

Question 2: What kinds of services, supports, and institutional/departmental policies and procedures can be implemented to promote the participation and success of students with disabilities, including veterans, in computing and IT studies and careers?

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Assistive and Accessible Technology

Terrill Thompson, AccessComputing Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Working Group Discussion

Question 3: How can universal design and accessibility issues, with respect to IT, be integrated into campus disability and computing services, computing and IT curriculum, and other units? 

2:45  3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

What are the experiences of people with disabilities in postsecondary education? What services, supports, and other conditions promoted or inhibited success?

Panelists: Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer, SSB Bart Group; Chris Putsche, Student, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Laureen Summers, Program Associate, American Association for the Advancement of Science

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Working Group Discussion

Question 4: What kinds of services, supports, and institutional/departmental changes can be implemented to promote the participation and success of students with disabilities, including veterans, in computing and IT studies and careers?

4:45  5:00 p.m.

Preview of Tonight's Activity, Tomorrow's Agenda, Daily Feedback

6:30  8:30 p.m.

Dinner and Working Group Discussion

Question 5: What future collaborations and other activities would be beneficial to you as we address the AccessComputing project goal?

Thursday, May 26

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast and Networking

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion

How can disabled student services, computing, and IT departments and veterans-serving organizations work together to increase the participation and success of students with disabilities in computing and IT fields?

Panelists: Daniela Marghitu, Director and Founder, Auburn University Education and Assistive Technology; Michael Richardson, Assistant Director, Disability Resources for Students, University of Washington; Scott Swaim, Veterans Services Director, Valley Cities Counseling, WDVA War Trauma Program; Mark Wambach, Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Working Group Discussion

Question 6: What are some preliminary ideas regarding how disabled student services, computing departments and veterans-serving organizations in your region might work together to increase the participation and success of students with disabilities in computing and IT fields?

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Working Group Meeting

Each local team will draft plans for future activities in their community--engaging faculty, disability support services, community colleges, and veterans organizations--for the purpose of recruiting and supporting students with disabilities in computing and IT fields.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Working Group Reports

Working group representatives each deliver a brief summary of their group's discussion and accomplishments.

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Working Group Meeting

Continue team planning meetings or discuss what future collaborations and other activities would be beneficial to you as you address the AccessComputing project goal.

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

How to Engage with AccessComputing Project Staff and Other Partners

Examples of internships, minigrants, communities of practice, campus-focused capacity building institutes, conference exhibits, and presentations

Brianna Blaser, AccessComputing Program Coordinator/Counselor, University of Washington

Working Group Reports

Report ideas and suggestions from last evening's dinner discussion and today's lunch to the CBI.

Concluding Remarks and CBI Evaluation

Richard Ladner, Sheryl Burgstahler