What is Teach Access?
Tech Industry + Academia + Advocacy
Teach Access is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization collaborating with 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.
Teach Access envisions a fully accessible future in which students enter the workforce with knowledge of the needs of people with disabilities and skills in the principles of accessible design and development, such that technology products and services are born accessible.
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)
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.