Registration is open Tapia 2018 Orlando, FL September 19-22, 2018

2018 Tapia Conference

Welcoming Students with Disabilities

Friday, September 21, 2018 — 10:30AM - 12:00PM



In considering diversity, computer science educators and computing organizations can take steps to ensure that they are welcoming and accessible to students with disabilities. Although students with disabilities comprise 13% of K-12 students and 11% of the undergraduate population, they are frequently left out of conversations about broadening participation. Panelists will discuss best practices and real-life examples of steps that faculty, administrators, and staff can take to ensure that departments, organizations, classes, and events are accessible to students and others with disabilities. Resources will be shared that participants can utilize when they return home.

Panel Moderators:
Jerri Barrett, CMD-IT
Brianna Blaser, University of Washington
Maya Israel, University of Florida
Erik Russell, Computing Research Association
Martina Svyantek, Virginia Tech