DO-IT Counselor/Coordinator, University of Washington
Brianna is speaking at
Brianna Blaser, Andrew J. Ko, Richard E. Ladner, University of Washington, Kristen Shinohara, Rochester Institute of Technology
This special session will engage teachers on what and how to teach accessibility and disability related topics in their computing courses. We know from the survey by Shinohara et al.  that many computing faculty are interested in teaching these topics but do not feel comfortable doing so because they do not have sufficient knowledge to integrate it into their specific courses. The goal of this special session is to provide teachers the beginnings of the knowledge needed and also provide them resources that will enable them to build on that knowledge.
Richard Ladner (University of Washington, United States)
Brianna Blaser (University of Washington, United States)
Daniela Marghitu (Auburn University, United States)
Access to Computing Education for Students with Disabilities
ABSTRACT. Approximately 10% of computer science and engineering majors have a disability. Students with disabilities are more likely to drop out of the major than those without disabilities. At the K-12 level, many tools used to teach computing have limited accessibility to students with disabilities. This BOF will bring together individuals who are interested in increasing the representation of students with disabilities in computing and improving their success. Participants will share strategies to help each other do a better job of including these students in our classes and research projects. Resources, including those produced by AccessComputing and AccessCSforAll, will be shared.
Brianna Blaser, Andrew J. Ko, Richard E. Ladner, University of Washington
This special session will address how to include students with disabilities in computing classes and other educational activities at all levels of education,: K-12, college, and graduate school. There will a review of known pedagogical strategies and technical accommodations that students with and without disabilities can benefit from, as well as breakouts to discuss practical issues around inclusion of students with disabilities.
CHAIR: Richard Ladner (University of Washington, United States)