• AccessComputing, June 16, 2020
    Moderator: Richard Ladner (University of Washington)
    This panel, originally scheduled to occur at SIGCSE 2020, provided practical advice on what and how to teach accessibility in a variety of settings. It is important to learn about the diverse technology consumers: what their abilities are and what access infrastructures they use every day. Teaching about computer technologies that people with various disabilities can use and be productive with prepares students to design accessible technology when they graduate. The panelists have extensive experience in teaching accessibility and provided advice to others about how to teach accessibility in their own courses.

  • AccessINCLUDES, June 18, 2020
    Presenters: Sheryl Burgstahler, Terrill Thompson, and Brianna Blaser (DO-IT)
    How can you ensure that individuals with disabilities feel welcome and are able to participate in your classes, meetings, and other online activities? This virtual capacity building institute (CBI) addressed a variety of accessibility including universal design in online learning; accessibility of websites, documents, video, and vendor products; and accessibility and universal design of online meetings.

  • CMD-IT, June 25, 2020
    Presenters: Brianna Blaser and Ana Liu (UW), Synge Tyson (Usercessible, LLC)
    Virtual events present unique challenges for attendees who may include people who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hearing impaired, and/or have attention and learning related disabilities. This webinar was designed to support folks looking to make their online presentations accessible.

  • Carnegie Mellon University, September 3, 2020
    Panelists Meg Ray (Cornell), Sara Schley (RIT), and Brianna Blaser (UW) discuss strategies for how to infuse accessibility and flexibility into your courses.


  • AccessCSforAll, February 11, 2020
    Speaker: Lauren Milne (Macalester College)
    Lauren Milne is an assistant professor at Macalester College. Her research is on making programming more accessible for children with visual impairments. She will be doing a demo of Blocks4All, an iPad application she developed, which can be used to program the Dash and Dot robots from Wonder Workshop and which is accessible with VoiceOver and Switch Control.

  • AccessComputing, February 7, 2020
    Speakers: Neil Barnett (Microsoft), Lorne Needle (Google)
    You may have heard that many companies are stepping up their efforts to hire people with disabilities. In this webinar, we'll hear from representatives at Microsoft and Google about what they're companies are doing. Neil Barnett started Microsoft’s Autism hiring program in 2015 and is leading the efforts to improve the experiences for Microsoft employees and their customers with disabilities. Lorne Needle is Google’s global lead for disability inclusion in staffing and has led multiple talent initiatives.

  • AccessCSforAll, January 14, 2020
    Speakers: Andreas Stefik (Univ of Nevada Las Vegas)
    The Quorum Programming Language is the first evidenced-oriented programming language that was “born accessible” more than ten years ago. New is Quorum Studio, an accessible integrated development environment (IDE) to support programmers in Quorum. Quorum Studio is built on the same design principles as the language itself, making it accessible to users, including blind users who employ screen readers. In the first version, we have created a full development environment for editing, navigating, compiling, debugging, and executing applications, in addition to typical help features (e.g., highlighting, code completion, projects, updates) and accessibility features (e.g., smart zoom, smart navigation, a highly customized screen reading experience). Quorum Studio is also a platform for future accessible growth, with 3D visual level editing, still fully accessible even if the user is blind, coming in the summer of 2020 in Quorum Studio 2.

  • AccessCSforAll, Nov 14, 2019
    Julia Ferraioli (Google)
    By instituting good practices around code accessibility early on, you can foster an inclusive team that can run an accessible project. In addition to making your code base accessible to those with disabilities, these adaptations can make your project easier to navigate for everyone, new contributors and senior developers alike.

  • ADEPT, October 28, 2019
    Speaker: Jonathan Lazar (University of Maryland)
    Did you hear that in early October, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the Robles v. Domino's Pizza case? Do you wonder what that means related to digital accessibility for people with disabilities? Did you hear that 100 members of congress wrote a letter saying that people with disabilities should not currently have the legal right to access websites of public accommodations, and wonder if that has any legal impact? Join our webinar and learn more about the US legal framework for digital accessibility.

  • ADEPT, Aug 28, 2019
    Moderator: Kayla Brown (DO-IT)
    Many products and technology are designed without thinking about accessibility and yet people with disabilities are a large market for new devices. In this webinar, we'll hear from a diverse group of people with disabilities about their experiences. They'll talk about technology and tools they use and challenges that they encounter in daily life. We'll explore their perspectives about designing for accessibility and engaging with people with disabilities in the design process.

  • AccessCSforAll, May 09, 2019
    Speaker: Stephanie Ludi (University of North Texas)
    Block-based languages are a common way to engage novice programmers, especially children. However, accessibility is lacking. We will present our work in adding keyboard navigation and screen reader support to the Blockly framework to increase accessibility to block-based languages for persons with visual impairments.

  • ADEPT, Aug 14, 2019
    Speaker: Cynthia Bennett (UW Human Centered Design and Engineering)
    Cynthia's work brings stories of design by people with disabilities into the design profession. her motivation was sparked by a contrast she found. Design and engineering materials often present people with disabilities more narrowly as technology users. But through her research and reading Disability Studies scholarship, she has learned that disabled people regularly contribute to design and engineering fields. During the webinar, Cynthia will share a response to this inequity aimed at better recognizing these contributions.

  • CSforALL Summit, October 10, 2018
    Panelists Jennifer Rodriguez, PBS; Beth Rosenberg, Tech Kids Unlimited; and Emmanuel Schanzer, Bootstrap discuss with moderator Andreas Stefik, University of Nevada Las Vegas/AccessCSforALL ways they've made their CS programming accessible to students with disabilities.

  • CSforALL Summit, October 10, 2018
    105 organizations signed the CSforALL Accessibility pledge and will work collaboratively to ensure that their CS education tools, programs, research and initiatives are fully inclusive of students with disabilities, and accessibility is considered during the development phase for new efforts.

  • AccessComputing, Sept 10, 2018
    Speaker: Richard Ladner (UW Allen School)
    Explore how to make the most out of your conference experience. We'll talk about networking, planning your schedule, and talking with potential employers.

  • AccessCSforAll, May 30, 2018
    Speaker: Emanuel Schanzer (Bootstrap)
    Learn more about what Bootstrap, an in-school curriculum and software package that teaches children programming skills, has done to improve the accessibility of their tools used in K-12 education.

  • AccssComputing, May 17, 2018
    Speaker(s): Tami Tidwell (DO-IT), Michael Reese (RISE Learning Institute), and Sean Marihugh (Microsoft)
    Are you concerned about if, when, and how to disclose your disability in the job search and workplace? Develop your personal plan for how to disclose your disability as you prepare for internships and career jobs.

  • CSForAll Consortium, October 24, 2017
    This community call features AccessCSForAll and exploring issues facing teachers and students with accessibility needs, including data on disabilities in K-12; introduces the basics of the Quorum Language; and shares resources and stories from the classroom.
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  • CSForAll Consortium, September 7, 2017
    This webinar explores real life examples, common barriers, and strategies practitioners and educators can use to ensure computer science education learning is meeting the needs of all students, including those who struggle academically or students with disabilities.
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  • DIAGRAM Center, March 15, 2017 
    Learn about the current K-12 computer science landscape, challenges in the field, especially regarding coding accessibility, and how inclusive design is making computer science more accessible while also contributing to the overall born accessible movement.
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  • University of Washington, January 11, 2017
    Speaker: Richard Ladner, (AccessComputing)
    Learn more about how the view of disability has been changing over the past 100 years and continues to change, and how accessibility has become a more popular and necessary professional field in research and practice.

  • CS10K Community, June, 7, 2015
    Computer science opens doors for all kinds of students! With simple strategy, we can increase the successful participation of students with disabilities in the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) and Computer Science Principles (CSP) courses. Richard Ladner presents teaching strategies to include students with disabilities in computing classes and describes tools and curricula to help make that possible.

  • 3 Play Media, April 22, 2015
    Taking a look at various video players, this webinar discusses the current capabilities, known shortcomings, and plans for future development.

  • Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI), April 21, 2015
    This presentation describes two online courses that prepare faculty to provide accessible online content for their students. More resources from this webinar can be found on the EASI website.

  • Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI), February 13, 2014
    Learn about opportunities in computing and IT academic programs and career fields that can be pursued by students with disabilities. Hear about success stories, promising practices, and useful resources. See resources from this webinar on the EASI website.

  • Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI), January 14, 2014
    Technology accessibility specialist Terrill Thompson shares a few simple steps that anyone can take to improve the accessibility and usability of their websites and electronic documents.
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  • Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI), June 13, 2013
    Based on the article Seeking Predictors of Web Accessibility in U.S. Higher Education Institutions, this webinar explores current policies related to web accessibility in higher education.
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  • EDUCAUSE, November 20, 2013
    This webinar featured CIOs and accessibility experts sharing strategies and solutions for improving IT accessibility on higher education campuses.
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  • Computer Science Collaboration Project, October, 23, 2012
    Learn how universal design has emerged as an approach to ensuring the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and how it can be applied in educational settings—to instruction, services, technology, and to physical spaces.
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  • National Girls Collaborative Project, June 5, 2012
    A fully accessible website is one in which all visitors, with or without disabilities, using a variety of devices, can easily find the information they're looking for and access all the features of the site. Learn some basic steps they can take to assess whether your website might be excluding particular groups of people. No prior knowledge is required.
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