2021 Virtual Format
In 2018 and 2019, the Study Away program was a week-long in-person event in Silicon Valley. In 2021, for the first time, our program was virtual, allowing students from around the country to participate safely from home or school. Despite the change in format, the program still provided an experience where students learned accessibility fundamentals, got hands-on experience, and had quality networking opportunities with industry members and other students in the program.
The program kicked off on Wednesday, March 24, and was followed by four weeks of curriculum delivered synchronously and asynchronously. Throughout the program, there were several opportunities to practice and engage with the material during structured team-based activity challenges. The program culminated in an optional hackathon, with the winning team recognized on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 20, 2021. The names of the winners are listed at the bottom of this page.