Teach Access Study Away: Silicon Valley

Location: Silicon Valley, California

Dates: May 28 – June 1, 2018

Note: The 2018 Study Away program is not accepting applicants. The participating schools have already selected 30 students to participate in this first-year pilot.

The Teach Access Study Away: Silicon Valley program will bring together students, faculty, and industry partners to explore the field of accessibility.

Each day, students will visit a different industry partner to gain an understanding of the work being done in each location, with the opportunity to engage in substantive conversations to advance their own knowledge. Throughout the week, small cross-institutional teams of students will work together to solve an accessibility challenge, receiving feedback from industry partners each day. On the final day of the program, student teams will present their work in front of all participants as well as representatives from Teach Access member companies.

In addition to learning about accessibility, other goals of this experiential learning program include:

  • Equipping students to be advocates and champions for accessibility
  • Building and expanding student professional networks
  • Learning about career paths in accessibility
  • Seeing workspaces and understanding work processes in the tech industry
  • Gaining an understanding of local culture and space

Participating Teach Access companies:

  • Adobe
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Oath

 Participating Teach Access universities:

  • California State University Northridge
  • Michigan State University
  • Olin College of Engineering
  • University of Colorado Boulder

 

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