Project staff directly work towards AccessComputing's goals by working with the AccessComputing Team organizing events, collaborating with partners, and creating resources to promote the inclusion of more people with disabilities in computing education and careers

  • Amy J. Ko
    Amy Ko

    Amy Ko, co-PI of AccessComputing, is an associate professor in the Information School at the UW. She directs the USE research group, which invents technologies that help people understand and overcome complex software. Her interests span human-computer interaction, software engineering, and computing education

  • Brianna Blaser
    Brianna Blaser

    Brianna Blaser works with AccessComputing as a program coordinator/counselor at DO-IT at the UW. Brianna's background includes work related to the diversity of the science workforce and career development of scientists.

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    Jacob O. Wobbrock

    Jacob O. Wobbrock, co-PI of AccessComputing, an Associate Professor in the Information School and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the UW. His expertise is in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), where he conducts studies of people's interactions with technology and invent, design, and build new interactive technologies.

  • Kayla Brown
    Kayla Brown

    My name is Kayla Brown, and I am one of the program coordinators for AccessComputing. I graduated from the University of Washington, Bothell with a BA in community psychology. My passion is community outreach, research, and disability activism. I work one-on-one with students to work on goal setting, academic planning, and building a support system. 

  • Lyla Crawford
    Lyla Crawford

    Lyla Crawford works with AccessComputing as the internal evaluator.

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    Richard Ladner

    Richard Ladner, Principal Investigator (PI) of AccessComputing, is a professor in computer science and engineering at the UW. In addition to organizing programs for students with disabilities in computing, his research interests include accessibility technology research, especially technology for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing, and blind.

  • Scott Bellman
    Scott Bellman

    Scott Bellman is the program manager at the DO-IT Center at the UW. Scott's primary interests relate to career development and transition to college for people with disabilities.

  • Sheryl Burgstahler
    Sheryl Burgstahler

    Sheryl Burgstahler, co-PI ofAccessComputing, is the founder and director of the DO-IT Center at the UW. Her teaching and research focus on the successful transition of students with disabilities to college and careers and on the application of universal design to technology, learning activities, physical spaces, and student services in educational settings.

  • Terrill Thompson
    Terrill Thompson

    Terrill Thompson is the manager of the IT Accessibility Team at the UW. He promotes information technology (IT) accessibility by developing resources, delivering lectures and workshops, providing consultation to a wide variety of constituents, and conducting research.