AccessComputing to Host Summer Academy

Michael Richardson, DO-IT program manager

Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing (ADHHC), a project of The Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (AccessComputing), serves to increase the participation of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in computing fields.

ADHHC will host the 2007 Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing from June 17 to August 17 on the UW Seattle campus. This program is for students with skills in math or science who may be considering computing as a major. Students at the Summer Academy will:

  • take UW credit courses, such as those in programming, data structures, and calculus
  • conduct a special group project in computer animation and robotics
  • tour industry giants in the Seattle area, such as Microsoft, Google, and Adobe
  • engage in meeting and mentoring with successful deaf and hard of hearing role models in the computing field

Find more information on ADHHC at