Whether you are an educator, an employer, or a producer of technology, think about what you can do to increase accessibility in your daily life. If you’re interested in learning more, there’s a small but dedicated group of organizations that focus on accessibility in computing education and careers.

NCWIT Resources Related to Disability

Pre K-12 Resources

Postsecondary Resources

  • AccessComputing is an NSF-funded Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance that works to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing education and careers.
  • CMD-IT (the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT) aims “to contribute to the national need for an effective workforce in computing and IT through synergistic activities related to minorities and people with disabilities.” It hosts the Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing conference.
  • Code the Spectrum provides computer technology training to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other neuro-developmental disorders.

Workforce Resources

  • Teach Access works to ensure that accessibility is included in the postsecondary curriculum, with the goal of increasing the ability of the workforce to design and develop accessible products.
  • Disability:IN is the leading non-profit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide.
  • The Job Accommodation Network has resources for employees and employers about workplace accommodations. The resources in A to Z of Disabilities and Accommodations are particularly useful.
  • AccessComputing’s Employment Resources list includes many organizations that seek to match job seekers with disabilities with employer.

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Magazine cover design for Volume 3: "The disability and accessibility issue" of re:think magazine, published by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and bearing the logo for The cover art features seven photo sections in a variety of bright colors showcasing the eyes of a diverse group of people, with the person in the middle wearing sunglasses.
In the third edition of re:think magazine, we turn to issues of disability and accessibility and how they relate to inclusion and the creation of inclusive cultures. Discussions of inclusion often focus on navigating “visible” differences between people, yet we must always be mindful of all the invisible identities people inhabit, and the importance of creating inclusive cultures across these identities.

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