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

Terry Thompson tft at u.washington.edu
Wed Jun 27 13:11:36 PDT 2007

Hi All,

Those of you who are going to AHEAD, and those of you are who thinking about
it, this free event on Monday 7/16 is a great opportunity for AT/IT
accessibility folks like ourselves to brainstorm problems and solutions
along with Disability Services staff, students with disabilities, and
others. Here's the full announcement:


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.

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 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.

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

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


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

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