Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology

Reimagining Participation in the Digital Future

Speaker: Shireen Hafeez (Deaf Kids Code)
Date: May 11, 2023
Grant: AccessCSforAll
Shireen Hafeez is the founder of the national outreach non-profit organization Deaf Kids Code. Since the diagnosis of her son, she became involved with advocacy and activism for kids like him. She founded the organization with the belief that the next generation of Deaf/hard of hearing kids should be contributors, leaders, makers, and innovators. The organization's first principle is that "The Digital Age is the Great Equalizer." The DKC's mission is to promote technology, design thinking, and computer science skills as a way to cultivate and ignite their students.