This video highlights participants in DO-IT programs such as AccessComputing, who share information about the technology they use to access school, work, and the community. Information is shared about alternative hardware, software, and peripherals that assist people with disabilities.
There are multiple strategies that can be used to teach about accessibility in computing courses. Exposing students to this information can help them create more accessible products throughout their careers.
AccessComputing is a program at the University of Washington that helps students with disabilities successfully pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in computing fields. The program also works to increase the capacity of postsecondary institutions and other organizations to fully include students with disabilities in computing courses and programs. As a primarily-online mentoring program, building a community is essential to creating a supportive environment for students with disabilities.
Conference organizers can take a number of steps to ensure that their meetings are more accessible to participants with disabilities. Considerations may include:
All major document publishing formats support alternate text for images, often abbreviated "alt text". The purpose of alt text is to provide a text equivalent of the image, so people who are unable to see the image have access to the message it’s intended to convey.
This video explores strategies for disclosing disability-related information in the workplace. Interns and employees with disabilities should consider if, when, and how they want to share information about their disability.