Accessibility Pledge for K-12 Computer Science Education

Monday, November 5, 2018
Richard Ladner and others from the CSforALL Summit in 2018.

The CSforALL Consortium, an organization committed to bringing computer science (CS) education to all K-12 students, has brought a spotlight to accessibility of K-12 CS education. AccessCSforAll, a program led by the University of Washington and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, partnered with the CSforALL Consortium on the CSforALL Accessibility Pledge, which will rally the national community of CS education content creators, program providers, educational institutions, researchers and investors to take immediate steps to achieve accessibility for existing efforts, and ensure that future efforts address accessibility within the design phase. Over one hundred organizations have signed the pledge this far. To learn more, read the pledge, and find resources to help make your K-12 computing curriculum more accessible, visit the CSforALL website.

Andy Stefik speaks on a panel at the 2018 CSforALL Summit.
Photos used with permission from CSforALL.

In October, the pledge and related accessibility efforts were highlighted as part of the CSforALL Summit. AccessCSforAll PIs Richard Ladner and Andreas Stefik, and several of our collaborators were featured.  Find recordings online of the following

AccessCSforAll is a collaboration between the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, DO-IT, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas.