Overview

A student in a wheelchair codes on a computer.

The AccessINCLUDES Initiative consists of multiple collaborations with leadership from the DO-IT Center and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the INCLUDES National Network (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science). Together, they serve to increase the engagement of people with disabilities in STEM and computing fields and help other projects be more accessible to and inclusive of people with disabilities.

  • The NSF INCLUDES TAPDINTO-STEM Alliance
    Discover a nationwide project, led by Auburn University with the West Coast hub coordinated by DO-IT, that is employing a collective impact approach with dozens of partnering organizations to increase the number of students with disabilities who complete STEM degrees and enter the STEM workforce.
  • The Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education (AiiCE)
    Find tools and strategies in computing education that increase the entry, retention, and course or degree completion rates of high school and undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups.
  • The AccessINCLUDES Conference Project
    Explore research, activities, and resources that helped the INCLUDES National Network become welcoming to, accessible to, and usable by all potential project participants, including those with disabilities.
  • Engineering Research Centers INCLUDES (ERC-INCLUDES)
    Learn about ERC-INCLUDES, which responds to NSF’s call to create opportunities among currently funded NSF projects to build a collaborative infrastructure for broadening participation. The project fosters collaborations between the ERCs and the NSF INCLUDES National Network.