[Accessibleweb] Invitation to Free Disability-Related Institute, 7/16 in Charlotte

Terry Thompson tft at u.washington.edu
Wed Jun 27 13:46:39 PDT 2007


Hi All,

Sorry for the cross-post. I'm spreading the word about a free all-day
Capacity Building Institute (CBI) related to accessibility in higher
education. This is essentially an all-day brainstorming session with a
variety of stakeholders in higher education, focused on identifying problems
and solutions in accessibility. It's held in conjunction with and just prior
to the annual conference of the Association on Higher Education and
Disability (AHEAD), but you don't have to attend to the full AHEAD
conference to participate. Here's the full announcement:

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You are invited to participate in a national Capacity-Building Institute
(CBI) to identify barriers and develop solutions to:

* increase the number of students with disabilities successfully pursuing
undergraduate and graduate degrees and careers in computing fields.

* increase the capacity of postsecondary computing departments to fully
include students with disabilities in computing courses and programs.

The one-day CBI is free, and occurs Monday, July 16th, 2007, 9:00 am - 5:00
pm, at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, in conjunction with
the AHEAD 2007 conference. Disability services providers, assistive and
information technology staff, faculty members, higher education
administrators, and students with disabilities are encouraged to attend.

Participants will also learn about a nationwide resource to help students
with disabilities pursue computing fields and computing educators and
employers, professional organizations, and other stakeholders develop more
inclusive programs and share effective practices.

The CBI is organized by the Alliance for Access to Computing Careers
(AccessComputing), led by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
and DO-IT at the University of Washington. Space is limited to 50
participants.

If you are interested in attending the CBI please contact Lyla Crawford at
lylac at u.washington.edu or 509-328-9331 for more information.

You can find more information about the AHEAD conference and local hotels in
the area offering a discounted rate at
http://www.ahead.org/training/conference/2007_conf/index.php

***

Terry Thompson
Technology Specialist, DO-IT
University of Washington
tft at u.washington.edu




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