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 is virtual, allowing students from around the country to participate safely from home or school. Despite the change in format, the program will still provide an experience where students will learn accessibility fundamentals, get hands-on experience, and have quality networking opportunities with industry members and other students in the program.
The program kicked off on Wednesday, March 24, and will be followed by four weeks of curriculum delivered synchronously and asynchronously. Throughout the program, there will be several opportunities to practice and engage with the material during structured team-based activity challenges. The program will culminate in an optional hackathon, with the winning team recognized on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 20, 2021.