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Accessible Technology Webinar Series Begins Thursday
The Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, is co-hosting a free 2019 Accessible Technology Webinar Series.
The kick-off webinar, “Accessibility and Inclusion in K-12 Computer Science (CS) Education: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the CS for All Movement,” will be held Thursday, Jan. 17 from 2–3:30 p.m. EST.
Computer science is increasingly becoming part of the mainstream K-12 instructional experience. As more students are exposed to CS instruction, it is imperative that school districts, curriculum developers and instructional designers consider the needs of all students, including those with disabilities. National initiatives focused on inclusion and accessibility will be shared in the webinar, including:
- The CS for All Accessibility Pledge;
- Research and development efforts focused on accessibility in K-12 CS tools and curricula; and
- Pedagogical approaches that schools are taking toward ensuring that all students can engage in CS education that is accessible and meaningfully engaging.
Accessibility and inclusion challenges faced by the CS education community and necessary steps that must be taken to continue moving in a positive direction towards more inclusive, accessible CS education experiences, will be shared.
The series is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. Co-hosts include the Pacific ADA Center, Great Lakes ADA Center and the ADA National Network.
More information on the series and registration can be found at the Accessible Technology Webinar Series website.