For high school or college students with disabilities interested in computing careers, mentors, and internships.
AccessComputing provides a nationwide resource to help students with disabilities pursue computing fields and computing educators and employers, professional organizations, and other stakeholders develop more inclusive programs and share effective practices.
AccessComputing Team members
- engage in an online community of peers and mentors to help guide you through transitions to college, graduate school, and employment
- receive information from AccessComputing staff about paid internships, research experiences, and other work-related opportunities
- attend AccessComputing events and activities
- communicate with professionals in computing fields
- are eligible to receive funding to attend professional conferences or for tutoring
High school, college, or graduate students with disabilities in the United States are eligible to be AccessComputing Team members. Participants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing professional careers in computing fields. These fields include systems designers, computer scientists, information professionals, software developers, information systems analysts, technology teachers, computing faculty, and other computing professionals.
How to Apply
Submit the online AccessComputing Team Application, or submit the following by postal mail, fax, or email. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please contact us if you would like assistance in completing any portion of your application.
- Application Form and Participation Agreement
Print and complete the PDF version of this brochure. Complete the attached forms, including parent or guardian signature(s) if you are under eighteen years of age.
Submit a paragraph or two with your application explaining why you are interested in participating in an AccessComputing internship and mentoring and how participation will help you reach your career goals. Include school honors, extracurricular and community activities, work-related experiences, and any other relevant information about yourself.
Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher, faculty member, or someone who has worked with you closely or provide the name and contact information of a person that can provide a reference for you.
Submit an up-to-date copy of your resume.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington and DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) sponsor the AccessComputing project for the purpose of increasing the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers. It is funded by the National Science Foundation (Grant #CNS-0540615, #CNS-0837508, and #CNS-1042260).