Community of Practice

Participants who attended the conference joined a Community of Practice for discussion of ways to increase the engagement of disability in the INCLUDES community. The “community of practice” paradigm has origins in business; in a CoP, practitioners with common interests (e.g., broadening participation in STEM) help each other improve practices (e.g., developing resources that are accessible to individuals with disabilities). Participants in the Broadening Participation CoP may

  • recommend content and format and flesh out ideas for the conference;
  • identify useful existing publications and other products that support project objectives and can be linked from the AccessINCLUDES website;
  • propose content for the AccessINCLUDES Knowledge Base; and
  • discuss potential evaluation, research, and dissemination practices that can advance the AccessINCLUDES goal and objectives.

You and your colleagues can join this CoP by sending the following information to

Position/ Job Title
Postal Address

AccessINCLUDES also leads the Disability and Accessibility in STEM Group on the INCLUDES National Network website.  To join, sign up and register to become a member of the National Network website. Once you are registered, you can find the Disability and Accessibility in STEM Group on the Groups page.