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AccessComputing

Last Update:11/17/2017
Contact:
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Address:University of Washington
PO Box 354842
Seattle, WA 98195-4842
County:Nationwide
Phone:206-685-3648
Toll Free:888-972-3648
Fax:206-221-4171
TDY:206-685-3648
E-Mail:
Website:www.washington.edu/accesscomputing/
Mission

The goal of The Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (AccessComputing) is to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing fields.

Program Description

For high school, college, or graduate students with disabilities interested in computing careers, mentors, and internships.

AccessComputing provides 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.

AccessComputing Team members

  • engage in an online community of peers and mentors to help guide you through transitions to college, graduate school, and employment
  • receive information from AccessComputing staff about paid internships, research experiences, and other work-related opportunities
  • attend AccessComputing events and activities
  • communicate with professionals in computing fields
  • are eligible to receive funding to attend professional conferences or for tutoring

Eligibility

High school, college, or graduate students with disabilities in the United States are eligible to be AccessComputing Team members. Participants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing professional careers in computing fields. These fields include systems designers, computer scientists, information professionals, software developers, information systems analysts, technology teachers, computing faculty, and other computing professionals.

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