[NFBWATLK] Article: New Grant on K-12 Computing Education for Students with Disabilities, Do-It (U of Washington), No Date

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Tue Sep 19 16:53:01 UTC 2017


New Grant on K-12 Computing Education for Students with Disabilities

Do-It (University of Washington)


By Brianna Blaser

DO-IT has received a new National Science Foundation grant focused on K-12 computing education for students with disabilities.  Through the grant, we will continue our AccessCSforAll work with Richard Ladner from the University of Washington Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and Andreas Stefik from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

K-12 students with disabilities in computing may encounter tools that are not accessible to screen readers or inaccessible curricula that relies exclusively on visual program output. The new grant will create a research practitioner partnership with schools that serve students who are deaf, blind, or have learning disabilities as well as mainstream schools to test the effectiveness of an accessible version of Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles. The project will also develop resources to help computer science teachers include students with disabilities in courses and partner with the College Board to ensure that they are ready to properly evaluate students with disabilities.

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