Agenda

Tuesday

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Evening Social

Wednesday

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast & Networking

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Welcome

  • Complete pre-test
  • Institute objectives and schedule
  • Introductions Housekeeping details: Restrooms, breaks, and meals
  • Accessibility of the CBI
  • CBI materials
  • AccessComputing: Goals, objectives, activities, and products
  • View video: Taking Charge: Stories of Success and Self-Determination
  • Sheryl Burgstahler, AccessComputing Co-Director, University of Washington

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Best Practices: Higher Education Consultation and Outreach for Veterans with Disabilities
Peter Schmidt, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs and Edmonds Community College

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Working Together: Disabled Student Services, Computing Departments, Veterans Organizations, and Other Campus Services
Panel:

  • Adele Darr, Arizona State University
  • Feng Wang, Arizona State University
  • Rodney Pennamon, Georgia State University
  • Carl Stucke, Georgia State University
  • Meryl Berstein, Johnson and Wales University
  • Donna LaPorte, Johnson and Wales University
  • Judy Elimelech, Missouri Southern State University
  • Lyle Mays, Missouri Southern State University

Moderator: Sheryl Burgstahler

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch and Working Group Discussion
Question 1: What are challenges students with disabilities face in pursuing computing undergraduate and graduate academic programs and careers?

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Debriefing and Discussion: Interventions, Minigrants, and Other Opportunities
Sheryl Burgstahler, AccessComputing Director
Tami Tidwell, AccessComputing Program Coordinator

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
View video: World Wide Access: Accessible Web Design
Provide suggestions for making this video more useful.

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Break

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Working Group Discussion
Question 2: How can disability support services, computing departments, veterans organizations, and other groups work together effectively to increase the number of people with disabilities in the computing sciences?

4:15 - 4:45 p.m.
Working Group Reports
Working group representatives each deliver a three-to-five minute summary of their group's discussion and accomplishments.

4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Preview of Tomorrow's Agenda, Daily Feedback
Complete daily feedback form.

5:00
Adjourn

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Dinner, Networking, and Discussion of Future Collaborations

Thursday

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast & Networking

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Universal Design in Education
View video: Equal Access: Universal Design of Computer Labs
Sheryl Burgstahler

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Opening Doors with Assistive Technology
Dan Comden, Access Technology Consultant, UW

10:45 - 11:00 p.m.
Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Putting the Pieces Together: Accessible Design of Technology
Terry Thompson, AccessComputing Technology Accessibility Specialist, UW
Wendy Chisholm, Web Accessibility Specialist, UW

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Bringing Accessibility to Computing and IT Curricula
Richard Ladner, AccessComputing Co-Director

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch and Working Group Discussion
Question 3: How can disability-related topics be integrated into the computing and IT classroom curricula on your campus?

1:45 - 2:00 p.m.
Working Group Reports
Working group representatives each deliver a three-to-five minute summary of their group's discussion and accomplishments

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Careers in Computer Science and Disability
Richard Ladner

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Break

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
View video: Part of Me, Not All of Me

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Our Paths to Computing Careers
Panel:

  • Anna Golden, Student
  • Jason Grieves, Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Ted Hart, Software Engineer, Microsoft
  • Daman Wandke, Student and Disability Activist

Moderator: Sheryl Burgstahler

4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Preview of Tomorrow's Agenda, Daily Feedback
Complete daily feedback form.

5:00
Adjourn

Friday

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast, Networking, and Discussion

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Overview of Agenda

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Transition Challenges and Promising Practices for Individuals with Disabilities
Sheryl Burgstahler
Richard Ladner

  • High school to college
  • Two-year schools to four-year schools
  • Undergraduate to graduate studies
  • School to work

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Directions for Working Groups

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Working Group Discussion
Question 4: What specifically can your computing department, disability support services office, veterans organization, or other campus service do to improve the recruitment and support of students with disabilities in computing departments and careers?

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Collaborative Meeting Evaluation
Complete post-test and place in the evaluation box.