Universal Design

In the classroom, most groups are diverse. We vary in background, cultural and gender identity, first language, and age. We have different learning styles, including visual and auditory. Some of us have disabilities, including blindness, low vision, hearing impairments, mobility impairments, learning disabilities, and health impairments.

How can educators design instruction to maximize the learning of all students? By using universal design.

Rights & Responsibilities

Students with disabilities, who are eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in preschool through high school, are guaranteed a free and appropriate education in the the least restrictive environment in the public schools. Public schools have the responsibility to ensure that eligible students are identified and provided with appropriate educational supports and services.

Contribute to the Knowledge Base

AccessCSforAll maintains a Knowledge Base of hundreds of articles that address disability-related issues. This Knowledge Base is continually growing to include answers to common questions (Q&A), Case Studies, and Promising Practices regarding accessibility of technology, college, graduate school, and computing careers for individuals with disabilities.

Get Involved

Ensuring that K-12 computer science education is accessible to students with disabilities requires dialogue. There are several ways that you can engage with AccessCSforAll to learn more about accessibility, programming tools, and more.

Join the AccessCSforAll Community of Practice

AccessCSforAll hosts a Community of Practice (CoP) for its diverse group of stakeholders. Communicating via email and other electronic tools, CoP members, including faculty and other professionals, discuss strategies and share resources for discussing effective teaching of students with disabilities and accessible tools and curricula.

You and your colleagues can join our CoP by sending the following information to accesscsforall@uw.edu:


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