Accessibility and Inclusion in K-12 Computer Science (CS) Education: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the CS for All Movement

Training Source: 
Other
Beginning Date: 
01/11/2019
End Date: 
01/17/2019
Registration Fee: 
$0
Type of Training: 
Webinar/Teleconference

About the training

The Great Lakes ADA Center in collaboration with the ADA National Network invites you to attend the Accessible Technology Webinar titled “Accessibility and Inclusion in K-12 Computer Science (CS) Education: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the CS for All Movement”.

Session Description

Computer science (CS) 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. In this webinar, we will share national initiatives focused on inclusion and accessibility, including:

  • The CS for All Accessibility Pledge
  • Research and development efforts focused on accessibility in K-12 CS tools and curricula
  • Pedagogical approaches that schools are taking toward ensuring that all students can engage in CS education that is accessible, and meaningfully engaging.

We will also share accessibility and inclusion challenges faced by the CS education community and necessary steps that we must take to continue moving in a positive direction towards more inclusive, accessible CS education experiences.

Speakers

  • Maya Israel, Associate Professor of Educational Technology, University of Florida;
  • Todd Lash, PhD Student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign;

Date:   January 17, 2019

Time:  2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (calculate the time zone where you will join from)

Cost:   Free

This session is offered via the telephone and/or via a web based webinar platform.  The session will be captioned via the web based webinar platform.

Registration is available on the website @ www.ada-accessibletech.org (you will need to set up an account on our website if you do not have one already)

Questions regarding the session should be directed to webinars@adagreatlakes.org or at 877-232-1990 (V/TTY) or 312-767-0377 (video phone)