May 2024 Update

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Mid-Year State of Teach Access on June 7th

Please attend the Mid-Year State of Teach Access on Friday, June 7th, at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT). Laura Allen, Teach Access Board Chair and Head of Strategy & Programs, Accessibility & Disability Inclusion at Google, will moderate this session. The presentation will offer insights about our programs, impact, and plans for the upcoming year!
Mid-Year State of Teach Access: Friday, June 7th at 1pm ET / 10am PT
Register to Attend Mid-Year State of Teach Access

Complete Our Fundraising Survey

We are gathering feedback on fundraising and need your help! The fundraising survey has nine questions, should take approximately 10-15 minutes, and is completely anonymous. Your input holds immense significance and will impact our programming moving forward.

Teach Access Announces Grant Recipients

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Teach Access was excited to announce the 2024 Teach Access Grant recipients. Twenty-five educators were awarded a $2,000 grant to support the creation and delivery of accessibility-infused college curricula.

Graphic announcing the 2024 Faculty Grant Winners of Teach Access who are recipients of $2,000 towards accessibility-infused curricula. Angela Thering at SUNY Buffalo State University, Bridget Marshall at University of Massachusetts Lowell, Catherine Beaton at Rochester Institute of Technology, Destini Kirkwood at Gray Harbor University, Donna Schnupp at John Hopkins University, Emily Whiting at Boston University, Evelyn Zayas at Rasmussen University, Heather Leavitt at Yavapai College, Herbert Lewis at Stony Brook University, Hongmin Li at California State University East Bay, José G. Montañez Orengo at Inter American University, Katie Ducett at SUNY Cortland, Kristen Cole at San Jose State University, Lisa Dunkley at East Tennessee State University, Marie Frank at University of Massachusetts Lowell, Rua Williams at Purdue University, Sandra Watts at The University of North Carolina, Shari Lanning at Colorado State University, Shavonda Jackson at Alcorn State University, Shelly Stewart at Hillsborough Community College, Soyoung Choi at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Suhasini Kotcherlakota at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Suparna Chatterjee at New Mexico State University, Susan Pramschufer at University of Maryland, Tim Gorichanaz at Drexel University. Sponsored by Verizon, Microsoft, and Reader’s Digest.
Read the Press Release Announcing the Grant Winners

Enhancing Student Knowledge of Accessibility

Geneene N. Thompson, Ph.D, Teaching Assistant Professor at North Carolina A&T State University, shares how the Teach Access Fellowship Program has expanded her knowledge of accessibility so she can better equip her students.Headshot of Geneene Thompson. She is wearing a yellow blazer.

“The Teach Access Fellowship has afforded me with a unique and invaluable opportunity to enhance my pedagogical approach and learn more about the latest research and practices in the field. Already, the program has expanded my knowledge of accessibility principles, increased my awareness of the wide range of disabilities, inspired me through poignant personal anecdotes of individuals with disabilities and facilitated meaningful exchanges of ideas with professionals and experts in academia and industry. Undoubtedly, after this comprehensive and enriching experience I will have the ability to equip my students with the skills and knowledge they need to implement inclusive practices and develop cutting-edge technology for people with diverse abilities. This in turn will prepare students to make a tremendous impact on the lives of others and lead to the development of a more accessible.”

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!

Learning Impact Conference – June 3-6, 2024, Salt Lake City, UT

Mid-Year State of Teach Access – June 7, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET (10:00 am PT), Zoom