AccessERC

Equal Access: Universal Design of Neuroscience Education and Research

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field, utilizing many disciplines such as mathematics, biology, engineering, computer science, chemistry, philosophy, psychology, and medicine. As increasing numbers of people with disabilities participate in academic opportunities and careers, the accessibility of courses, labs, electronic resources, events, internships, and other neuroscience activities and resources increases in importance. The goal is simply equal access; everyone who qualifies to participate in sponsored activities should be able to do so comfortably and efficiently.

AccessERC Minigrant Evaluation

Recipients of AccessERC minigrants are required to submit an activity summary. This summary must include a completed evaluation form. Recipients are also encouraged to collect feedback from participants during or immediately following the event. Project evaluation forms and sample participant survey forms are provided below.

Evaluation Forms

All funded activities are required to complete and submit a minigrant evaluation form. Depending upon the type of activity you propose you will complete one of the three evaluation forms below.

Promising Practices That Engage People with Disabilities in the CNT

This publication shares promising practices of the Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) at the University of Washington (UW) to engage people with disabilities in all aspects of the Center. On the back of this brochure is a list of practices explained further throughout the following paragraphs. It is hoped that this content will stimulate conversations with other National Science Foundation-funded Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) about how we can increase the engagement of individuals with disabilities.

AccessERC Brochure

AccessERC 

Promoting the engagement of people with disabilities in NSF-funded Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) and the development of ERC products, websites, facilities, and events that are welcoming and accessible to everyone.

AccessERC builds the capacity of ERC faculty, staff, and partners to fully include individuals with disabilities in all aspects of ERC endeavors.

Apply for an AccessERC Minigrant

AccessERC has a limited number of minigrants available to provide funding for direct costs of activities that promote AccessERC objectives. An NSF-funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) can seek funding to support a project that helps support the engagement of people with disabilities in ERCs and the development of ERC products, websites, facilities, and events that are welcoming and accessible to everyone.

Projects eligible for minigrant funding could

About AccessERC

AccessERC 

Promoting the engagement of people with disabilities in NSF-funded Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) and the development of ERC products, websites, facilities, and events that are welcoming and accessible to everyone.

AccessERC builds the capacity of ERC faculty, staff, and partners to fully include individuals with disabilities in all aspects of ERC endeavors.

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