This AccessERC CBI provided a forum for sharing interventions and strategies that promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in ERCs. Attendees came from ERCs across the United States.
Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field, utilizing many disciplines such as mathematics, biology, engineering, computer science, chemistry, philosophy, psychology, and medicine. As increasing numbers of people with disabilities participate in academic opportunities and careers, the accessibility of courses, labs, electronic resources, events, internships, and other neuroscience activities and resources increases in importance. The goal is simply equal access; everyone who qualifies to participate in sponsored activities should be able to do so comfortably and efficiently.
This CBI provided a forum for sharing interventions that promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in National Science Foundation funded engineering research centers (ERCs).
Recipients of AccessERC minigrants are required to submit an activity summary. This summary must include a completed evaluation form. Recipients are also encouraged to collect feedback from participants during or immediately following the event. Project evaluation forms and sample participant survey forms are provided below.
All funded activities are required to complete and submit a minigrant evaluation form. Depending upon the type of activity you propose you will complete one of the three evaluation forms below.
This publication shares promising practices of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) at the University of Washington (UW) to engage people with disabilities in all aspects of the Center. On the back of this brochure is a list of practices explained further throughout the following paragraphs. It is hoped that this content will stimulate conversations with other National Science Foundation-funded Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) about how we can increase the engagement of individuals with disabilities.