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AccessCSForAll: Including Students with Disabilities in Computing Education for the Twenty-First Century (formerly AccessCS10K) works to increase the successful participation of students with disabilities in K-12 computing, including Exploring Computer Science (ECS) and Computer Science Principles (CSP). 

AccessCSForAll focuses on the inclusion of students with disabilities through two objectives. The first is to build the capacity of K-12 computing teachers to serve those students with professional development aimed at professional development trainers, curricular units, online tutorials, virtual communities of practice for teachers, and real-time, individual teacher support. The second objective is to create accessible materials, both tools (including iterative refinement and deployment of the Quorum language) and curricular units that K-12 teachers and students can use in their classrooms.

The work will be led by teams at the University of Washington and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in partnership with many of the current and future National Science Foundation computing education grantees, other K-12 computing educators, and with developers of accessible tools and curricula to maximize the impact of their work. All students in K-12 computing classes, regardless of disability, will benefit from more inclusive teaching strategies practiced by their teachers.

To learn how you can get involved with AccessCSForAll, contact us at accesscsforall@uw.edu.