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AccessComputing: Communities of Practice

Org: AccessComputing
Url: http://uw.edu/accesscomputing

AccessComputing helps students with disabilities successfully pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in computing fields, and works to increase the capacity of postsecondary institutions and other organizations to fully include individuals with disabilities in computing education and careers.

We host a variety Communities of Practice (CoPs) for diverse groups of stakeholders. Communicating via email and other electronic tools, CoP members share their perspectives and expertise and identify practices that promote the participation of people with disabilities in computing fields. AccessComputing CoPs include:

  • Broadening Participation CoP, which is populated with Alliance collaborators who administer alliances and projects that serve to broaden participation in computing fields.
  • Computing Faculty, Administrator, and Employer CoP, which helps computing professionals, faculty, k-12 teachers, and administrators as well as representatives from industry and professional organizations increase their knowledge about disabilities and make changes in computing departments that lead to more inclusive practices.
  • Disability Services CoP, which consists of disability service professionals from community/technical colleges, four-year colleges, and universities nationwide, together with their networks of postsecondary and K-12 schools and parent groups.
  • Veterans CoP, which is populated by veterans with disabilities, service providers, and volunteer mentors.

A CISE PI can join a CoP directly. Through participation in a CoP, members learn about additional activities they can participate in related to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing education and careers.

More information is available about AccessComputing Communities of Practice on our website.

Activity
Partnering

Level(s) Targeted by Program
Early Career, Graduate, Mid Career, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program
Persons with Disabilities

Program Costs
Free

Program Matching Funds Available?
N/A

Program Interest Form