AccessComputing Website, Searchable Knowledge Base, and Online Community (Access to Computing in Higher Education: Capacity Building for BPC Projects 2010)
The AccessComputing website (www.uw.edu/accesscomputing) contains:
- information about project goals
- the application of evidence-based practices toward project deliverables
- resources for students with disabilities
- educational materials for postsecondary faculty and staff
- information about partners and collaborators
- program applications
AccessComputing staff maintain a searchable database of frequently asked questions, case studies, and promising practices related to how educators and employers can fully include students with disabilities in computing activities. The Knowledge Base can be accessed by following the "Search Knowledge Base" link on the AccessComputing website.
The Knowledge Base is an excellent resource for ideas that can be implemented in programs in order to better serve students with disabilities. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to propose questions and answers, case studies, and promising practices. In particular, the promising practices articles serve to spread the word about practices that show evidence of improving the participation of people with disabilities in computing. Contributions and suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of Knowledge Base article titles include the following:
- How can I make my computing department more accessible to students with disabilities?
- Universally designed web pages: A case study on access issues for a student with a learning disability
- What adaptive technology is typically provided to students with disabilities on postsecondary campuses?
- What are specific computer applications that can assist students with learning disabilities?
- Are there any web-based tutorials on web accessibility?
- How can principles of universal design be used to construct a computer lab?