AccessCSForAll: Increasing the participation of students with disabilities in Exploring Computer Science and Computer Science Principles courses

AccessCSForAll works with a nationwide set of partners who are invested in K-12 computing education. Our partners provide professional development to teachers and develop accessible tools and curricula.

Capacity Building for Teachers

  • Capacity Building Institutes
    To provide professional development to trainers
  • Online Community of Practice
    Where faculty and other professionals discuss strategies and share resources for effective teaching of students with disabilities and accessible tools and curricula
  • Real-time Support
    Individualized support via phone or email to advise teachers about meeting the needs of their students with disabilities

Get Support:

Call 509-328-9331, email, or visit our website.

Resources

  • Searchable Knowledge Base of questions and answers, case studies, and promising practices
  • Guidelines for making K-12 computing education accessible to students with disabilities
  • Proceedings of capacity building institutes exploring issues related to disability and K-12 computing education
  • Videos of universal design and accessibility guidelines

Development of Accessible Tools and Materials

  • Refining tools to increase accessibility for a wide range of people with disabilities
  • Creating accessible curricula for Exploring Computer Science and Computer Science Principles courses
  • Teaching students to create accessible apps
  • Developing online accessible programming using modern web standards
  • Creating accessible materials with a nationwide team of development partners

Impact of Our Work

AccessCSForAll outcomes benefit society by

  • Building the capacity of computer science high school teachers to serve students with disabilities through professional development training and individual real-time support
  • Creating accessible materials — both tools and curricular units — that computing teachers can use in their classrooms 

The Job/Student Gap in Computer Science

More than half of all STEM jobs are in computing, but less than 2.4% of college students graduate with a computing degree. Increasing computer science in K-12 education can help fill the gap. Students with disabilities should be part of the solution.

Leaders 

University of Washington
Richard Ladner, Computer Science & Engineering
Sheryl Burgstahler, DO-IT Center
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Andreas Stefik, Computer Science 

Partners 

AccessCSForAll works with a nationwide set of partners who are invested in K-12 computing education. Our partners provide professional development to teachers and develop accessible tools and curricula.

Funding 

AccessCSForAll is funded by the National Science Foundation as part of the Computing Education for the 21st Century program of the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (Grant #CNS1440843). 

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