AccessComputing Partner: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
University of Washington (UW) AccessComputing Team Members
Richard Ladner, Principal Investigator (PI) of AccessComputing, is a Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the UW. In addition to organizing programs for students with disabilities in computing, his research interests include accessibility technology research, especially technology for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing, and blind.
Sheryl Burgstahler, co-PI of AccessComputing, is the Founder and Director of the DO-IT Center at the UW. Her teaching and research focus on the successful transition of students with disabilities to college and careers and on the application of universal design to technology, learning activities, physical spaces, and student services in educational settings.
Terrill Thompson is the Technology Accessibility Specialist with DO-IT at the UW. He promotes information technology (IT) accessibility by developing resources, delivering lectures and workshops, providing consultation to a wide variety of constituents, and conducting research.
Scott Bellman is the Program Manager at the DO-IT Center at the UW. Scott's primary interests relate to career development and transition to college for people with disabilities.
Brianna Blaser works with AccessComputing as a Programs Coordinator/Counselor at DO-IT at the UW. Brianna's background includes work related to the diversity of the science workforce and career development of scientists.
Debra Zawada works with AccessComputing as a Programs Coordinator/Counselor at DO-IT at the UW.
Rob Roth is the Program Coordinator for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing at the UW.
Michael Richardson is the Assistant Director of Disability Resources for Students at the UW.
Lori Miller is the Counselor for the Health and Human Services Division at Seattle Central Community College.
Scott Swaim is the Director of Veteran Services at Valley Cities Counseling, and a contractor for the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs.
As a part of their participation in AccessComputing, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the UW:
- has a representative on AccessComputing phone calls;
- participates in an AccessComputing Community of Practice;
- participated in an AccessComputing Capacity-Building Institute;
- will participate in some future training, Capacity-Building Institute, or other AccessComputing Activity;
- makes their department more accessible and more welcoming to students with disabilities;
- collects data about students with disabilities at their institution; and
- works to improve accessibility of their website and publications.