Expanding Access to Computing: Teaching & Design for All Abilities

"Expanding Access to Computing: Teaching & Design for All Abilities"

A Capacity-Building Institute
sponsored by the Commonwealth Alliance for
Information Technology Education
and AccessComputing

The Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE) and AccessComputing are sponsoring a capacity-building institute Monday, October 19, 8.30 am - 3.30 pm at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, MA.

Who should attend?

Teams from 2- and 4-year colleges in Massachusetts are encouraged to attend.

  • Faculty (computer science & information technology) at colleges & universities in Massachusetts
  • College and university diversity and disability services directors and staff members
  • College and university computer science & IT department heads and deans

Institute Goals :

  • Increase capacity of Massachusetts higher education institutions' computer science and information technology programs to fully include individuals with disabilities in the field of computing
  • Increase the number of students with disabilities in the educational and career pipeline for computing and IT

Featuring :

  • Steven Fadden, Vice President, Landmark College
  • Terrill Thompson, Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington
  • Overview of Issues with Disabilities and Computing
  • Perspectives from students, disability services staff, faculty
  • Effective Practices & Assistive Technology
  • Teaching Computing and IT for All Abilities

This institute is free and lunch, breaks and materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required by September 28. Space is limited.

LODGING: For lodging, contact the Sturbridge Host Hotel (toll-free reservation number: 1-800-582-3232). A limited number of wheelchair-accessible rooms may be available. No block reservations have been made for this event.

ACCESSIBILITY: The Sturbridge Host Hotel meeting facilities are all on one level and are all
wheelchair-accessible with accessible bathrooms located nearby. There are no sound enhancement devices on hand, but we will make every effort to provide accommodations that are requested by the 9/28 registration deadline.

For more information: info@caite.cs.umass.edu  or  413.545.2013.

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