Reports from Panel Discussions

Experiences of Students with Disabilities

Panel members discussed the experiences of students with disabilities in computing fields. Challenges for students with disabilities they identified include the following:

[Male student in wheelchair works at a laptop.]

Things that panelists suggested as being helpful for students with disabilities include the following:

Panelists made the following suggestions to encourage students with disabilities in learning:

Engagement of Support Services

How can disabled student services, computing/ IT departments and veterans-serving organizations work together to increase the participation and success of students with disabilities in computing and IT fields? Panelists shared the following suggestions from their experiences working with students, including veterans, with disabilities.