August 2023 Update

By September 6, 2023 No Comments


We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer filled with fun and relaxation. As we transition into a new academic year, we’re excited about our new programs that will allow further collaboration with our industry, academic, and nonprofit partners. We hope you’re ready to continue to drive accessibility and inclusivity forward!

NEW Accessibility Courses for Educators

We are thrilled to share these brand new resources with you! These free, self-paced courses are designed to introduce faculty to disability, accessibility, and accessible design across various disciplines. The goal is to support faculty to learn about these topics and feel more prepared to integrate them into their own courses.

  1. Introduction to Disability and Accessibility Course
  2. Computer Science
  3. Graphic Design
  4. Human Computer Interaction
  5. Instructional Technology
  6. Technical Writing
  7. UX Design

The courses will be available starting August 28. Visit the Teach Access Course Market page to sign up for these courses.

Teach Access by Design

We are excited to launch Teach Access by Design, a facilitated online course that introduces educators and administrators to basic concepts related to disability, accessibility, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Participants will be guided through a series of learning resources, activities, and discussions to understand how these concepts apply to their disciplines and roles in education. This program is free and open to all educators and staff across the country.

The fall cohort will run from September 15 to November 22, 2023. Visit Teach Access By Design in Canvas to sign up.

Five educators smile and high five each other in a library. Teach Access By Design. Learn how accessibility can inform your discipline & how to teach within an inclusive pedagogical framework. Register by September 8th. Stack of books with an apple on top. Teach Access Logo.

Teach Access Student Academy

Registration is now open for the Teach Access Student Academy! The Teach Access Student Academy is a FREE series of virtual monthly webinars for students to explore a variety of topics on disability and accessibility. It will be open to any students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university. This is a great opportunity to learn about accessibility and network with a wide variety of people in higher education, industry, and advocacy organizations.

Check out the Student Programs webpage for more information about the Teach Access Student Academy.

Join the Student Academy
Teach Access Student Academy. Do you know about accessibility? Graphic of a girl speaking to others on Zoom with a graduation cap in the corner. No matter your major, knowledge of accessibility is crucial to ensure you are reaching all audiences. Our free virtual sessions will help you learn about accessibility and disability skills every month. Sponsored by: Verizon, Google, Yahoo, Salesforce, and Meta.

Student Ambassadors Program

The new Student Ambassadors Program engages students from across disciplines and institutions to learn about disability and accessibility, build a community of inquiry, and develop projects to advocate for accessibility in their institutions. The Student Ambassador Program is FREE and open to any students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university. Students enrolled in the Student Ambassador program must also attend the first three sessions of the Student Academy, and are encouraged to attend additional engagement opportunities during Spring.

Registration deadline for the Student Ambassadors program is Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Check out the Student Programs webpage for more information about the Student Ambassadors Program.

Become a Student Ambassador
Student Ambassadors Program. Become a part of a cohort of engaged student advocates at college campuses across the United States. Apply today. Photo of college students laughing and speaking to one another. Sponsored by: Verizon, Google, Salesforce, and Meta.

Upcoming Events

Teach Access is on the move! Will you be at any of these upcoming events? We love connecting in person. Please email info@teachaccess to let us know!

Support Us

Join the Building Bridges Collective Today

The Building Bridges Collective is an individual giving program that directly supports Teach Access programs and initiatives. Help us build the bridge to digital accessibility and consider a one-time or recurring gift. If your company has a matching gifts program or makes a gift to a nonprofit for your volunteer hours, please consider submitting your time to your employer program. By supporting Teach Access, you’re not just advocating for change, but creating a future workforce where technology can be born accessible.

Donate to Teach Access
Building bridges collective. Join a community of supporters passionate about increasing accessibility and creating a more inclusive world.

Teach Access Apparel

Check out our Bonfire Store to order Teach Access apparel and other swag. Every purchase helps to support Teach Access.

Teach Access Bonfire Store
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Referrals and Sponsorship

Can you connect us with companies and foundations that could provide essential financial support to further the reach of the Teach Access mission? Introducing us to organizations aligned with our goals of creating a world where technology is born accessible contributes to a future where equal access is a priority. Please email any referrals to Mindy Kolin, Director of Development and Industry Partnerships.

Also, new programs bring new sponsorship opportunities. As you look at your budgets for the remainder of 2023 or planning for 2024, we hope you will consider a corporate gift to Teach Access.


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