Session 4K: Panel: What and How to Teach Accessibility
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri Mar 13, 2020
Portland Ball Room 255


This panel will provide practical advice on what and how to teach accessibility in a variety of settings. In this context, teaching accessibility means teaching about computer technologies that people with various disabilities can use and be productive with. At the undergraduate level it could mean teaching about how to design and build accessible web sites and applications. At the graduate level it could be teaching about building applications that can help people with disabilities with specific tasks. An entire course could focus on accessibility or it could be just part of an existing course. It is also important to learn about the diversity of consumers of technologies: what their abilities are and what access infrastructures they use every day. All the panelists have extensive experience in teaching accessibility. They will provide the audience of the panel deep insights into what they might do to teach accessibility in their own courses.

Richard Ladner Professor Emeritus, University of Washington
Anat Caspi University of Washington
Leah Findlater Professor, University of Washington
Paula Gabbert Professor, Furman University
Amy J. Ko University of Washington
Daniel E. Krutz Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology