Teach Access Alumni Network

The Teach Access Alumni Network provides valuable networking opportunities for students and educators who have participated in Teach Access programs. This network works to connect alums with other professionals who share common interests.

Steering Committee:

  • Rachel Adler, Co-Chair, Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Meena Das, Teach Access Board of Directors, Software Engineer, Microsoft
  • Mindy Kolin, Teach Access, Director of Development & Industry Partnerships
  • Sam Soloway, Co-Chair, Experience Innovation team at PNC Bank
  • Imari Tetu, Secretary, UX Researcher, and Accessibility Specialist, Michigan State University

Join by entering your contact information in the Alumni Directory or contact Mindy@teachaccess.org.

Quick Bytes + Connect

Quick Bytes + Connect, hosted by the Teach Access Alumni Network, is an opportunity to learn a new accessibility concept or skill in 20 minutes, presented by an accessibility expert. After the presentation, you are invited to join an optional breakout room for networking where you can connect with other alumni and attendees from industry, academia, government, and advocacy groups.

Advanced registration is required, and CART and ASL will be provided. Contact info@teachaccess.org for questions or to request additional accommodations. Teach Access is committed to making the event as accessible as possible. To make sure we can provide you with the best possible service, we kindly ask that you give us at least three business days’ notice for accommodation requests.

Use the following links to register for Quick Bytes + Connect sessions:

Past Sessions 

  • Assistive Technologies in the Enterprise with Kevin Grogg
  • Accessibility Testing and Quality Assurance with Kat Zigmont
  • Accessibility for Beginner Web Developers with Meena Das
  • Collaborating with Designers and Content Creators for Inclusive Design with Cory Joseph
Quick Bytes + Connect: Join us the first Friday of the month, February through June, to learn from guest speakers & connect with our network! An illustrated woman at a podium says “Teach Access” in a text bubble in front of a diverse audience. A bubble with a graduation cap floats nearby.