Partners are a crucial component of the AccessComputing project. Partners
- engage with other partners in bi-monthly multi-media conferences;
- participate in project training and an online community of practice;
- commit to taking steps that will make computing courses, resources, programs, and/or project activities more welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities; and
- gather data used to measure progress of increasing the number of students with disabilities who have majors, complete degrees, and participate in programs in computing disciplines.
For a list of interventions AccessComputing institutional partners can employ to make their computing and information technology programs more welcoming and accessible to students with disabilities, including veterans, see Making Computing More Accessible and Welcoming. The following partner pages list the interventions that individual partners plan to undertake.
AccessComputing partners and collaborators who have forged pathways that significantly advance students with disabilities in computing fields are awarded the Capacity Building Award.
- AccessSTEM, Sheryl Burgstahler
- AnitaB.org, Cullen White
- Bootstrap, Emmanuel Schanzer
- Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology (CMD-IT), Valerie Taylor, Rose Robinson, and Jerri Barrett
- Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE), Jen Mankoff and Jacob O. Wobbrock
- Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), Carlos Vazquez
- Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI), Mohsen Beheshti and Enrico Pontelli
- Computing Research Association (CRA), Erik Russell
- csteachingtips.org, Colleen Lewis
- Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP), Sarah Dunton and Maureen Biggers
- Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS), Cheryl Seals
- National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), Lecia Barker
- National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), Karen Peterson
- STARS Alliance, Jamie Payton
- The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT), Anat Caspi