Registration Now Open Atlanta, GA September 20-23, 2017

2017 Tapia Conference

Disability: Celebrating a Face of Diversity

Thursday, September 21, 2017 — 1:30PM - 2:30PM

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 goal of the session is to learn from each other about strategies for achieving success and ensuring that computing is 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 available from AccessComputing, a NSF-funded Broadening Participation Alliance.

BOF Organizers:
Richard Ladner, University of Washington
Brianna Blaser, University of Washington