Diversity includes Disability
Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 4:30PM - 5:30PM
There is great diversity among individuals with disabilities, but there are also many common experiences. This Birds of a Feather session will bring together people who have a disability or who are interested in supporting individuals with disabilities. The session will be inclusive to all disabilities - including those related to vision, hearing, mobility, learning, mental health, neurodiversity, and health. The goal of the session is to learn from each other about strategies for achieving success and ensuring that computing fields are welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities. Topics discussed will include: accessibility in computing education, disclosing disability in interviews, and recruiting and retaining employees and interns with disabilities. The session will include information about internships, mentoring, and career development opportunities for students with disabilities as well as resources for educators and employers who would like to be more welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities.