What is Teach Access?

Tech Industry    +    Academia   +    Advocacy

Teach Access envisions a fully accessible future in which students are equipped to enter the workforce with knowledge of, and skills in, the principles of accessible design and development and the needs of people with disabilities, which results in technology products and services that are born accessible.

Teach Access is an active collaboration among education, industry, and disability advocacy organizations to address the critical need to enhance students’ understanding of digital accessibility as they learn to design, develop, and build new technologies with the needs of people with disabilities in mind.

Supporters & Contributors

The Teach Access initiative includes membership from the technology industry, faculty and others from leading academic institutions and disability advocacy organizations and other non-profit institutions. View our complete list of contributors.

What we have are a few people who know a lot about Accessibility. What we need are a lot of people to know a little about it.

– Matt May (Adobe)

Become a Teach
Access Member

Teach Access is a unique collaboration (of leading educational institutions, the technology industry and advocates for people with disabilities) whose mission is to make the fundamentals of digital accessibility, including design principles and best practices, a larger part of undergraduate education. Students in fields such as design, computer science and human computer interaction can and must be better prepared when entering the workforce to create technologies that are truly inclusive—meeting the demands of technology users of all ages and abilities as well as meeting regulatory requirements. Only then will technology achieve its true potential for connecting and enabling everyone in the world.

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Why Teach

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