AccessEngineering Featured in Two Webinars

Maya Cakmak helps a Scholar with his robot during the robotics workshop at Summer Study 2016

By: Brianna Blaser, DO-IT Staff

AccessEngineering leaders Sheryl Burgstahler, Kat Steele, and Maya Cakmak are presenting two webinars in January and February in partnership with national organizations. The first webinar, Making Engineering Welcoming and Accessible for Students With Disabilities, was hosted by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) on January 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (PST) / 1:00 p.m. (EST).  The presentation shared strategies for making engineering welcoming and accessible for students with disabilities, integrating relevant accessibility-related and universal design content into engineering courses, and ways that these strategies can improve engineering education for all students.

The second webinar, Introducing Accessible Technology in IT and Engineering Courses, will be hosted by the Association on Higher Education and Disability on February 28 at 12:00 p.m. (PST) / 3:00 p.m. (EST). The webinar will look at how disability services staff can work with engineering and computing faculty to (1) create leaders with more diverse characteristics in their fields and (2) create a new generation of workers who can design products that meet the needs of all potential users.