ACM SIGCSE Birds of a Feather Session – Baltimore, February 22, 2018
By Lauren Rabb , on February 8, 2018 pm28 10:41pm
- What: “Birds of a Feather” Flock #2 Session at ACM SIGCSE 2018. Teach Access: Teaching the Design and Development of Inclusive Technologies for All (direct session link)
- When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:30 to 7:20 pm
- Where: Baltimore Convention Center, Room 314
- Who: Paul Ruvolo, assistant professor of computer science, and Jeff Dusek,
assistant professor of mechanical engineering, both of Olin College, will lead the discussion. Larry Goldberg (Oath) will also join in the conversation.
- Abstract: What is needed to help CS professors teach their students about the fundamental concepts of accessible design? How can every CS student become competent in the development of mainstream technologies that meet the needs of people with disabilities? Society is demanding such capabilities and companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, Oath (Yahoo), Adobe, and Google are today working with major universities to assure that new hires graduate college with this essential skillset. The Teach Access project is actively addressing the barriers, incentives and mechanisms through curriculum change, influencing accreditation, faculty bootcamps, industry guest lectures, online tutorials, and student engagement programs. What works for you and how can more university and faculty champions be engaged?
- Thursday, February 22
- 2:10 – 2:35 pm: Who Teaches Accessibility? A Survey of U.S. Computing Faculty (part of “Diverse Topics in CS Ed” session from 1:45 – 3:00 pm)
- 4:10 – 4:35 pm: Enhanced Robotics! Improving Building and Programming Learning Experiences for Students with Visual Impairments (part of “Robotics” session from 3:45 – 5:00 pm)
- 5:30 – 6:20 pm: Access to Computing Education for Students with Disabilities
- Friday, February 23
- 10:45 am – 12:00 pm: 2018 Panel of Computing Students with Disabilities
- 3:00 – 5:00 pm: Bridging the Research to Practice Gap with Project TACTICal Briefs
- 4:35 – 5:00pm: Teaching Inclusive Thinking to Undergraduate Students in Computing Programs (part of “Diversity #3” session from 3:45 – 5:00 pm)