Reports of Projects Newly Funded by AccessComputing (AccessComputing News - January 2012)

Lyla Crawford

The following projects have recently been completed with funding through AccessComputing minigrants. Congratulations to all of these recipients for conducting successful projects!


  • Accessibility Camp Seattle brought together 110 IT professionals, designers, developers, students and professionals with disabilities, and interested community members to discuss how digital inclusion is fundamental to the digital age.
  • Alice in Roboland project at Auburn University, a hands-on technology and science summer camp.
  • Computer Science Track at the National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam was organized by Dr. Jeffrey Bigham to introduce students to computer science through a project based around navigation with the iPhone.
  • Gearing Up for Success Pre-orientation at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) assisted incoming first year students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in transitioning to RIT by covering three main topics: Disability Awareness, College Life, and Success and Career Goals.
  • Greenfoot Computing Camp, hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Gallaudet University, was a one week computer camp for high school students who are deaf or hearing-impaired.
  • Mathematics: Artificial Barrier to the Computing Field training event for faculty of the mathematics and computer science departments at Florida State University.
  • Roadshows, Tours, and TechNights for Children with Hearing Impairments were hosted by Carnegie Mellon.