Launched in September 2014, AccessEngineering works to increase the participation of persons with disabilities in engineering education and workforce in order to both increase and diversify the engineering workforce. This is achieved through engaging faculty and students nationwide in efforts to make engineering content accessible to all students, including students with disabilities.
AccessEngineering has two primary objectives:
- Promote and support individuals with disabilities in pursuing careers in engineering
- Integrate universal design and accessibility into the engineering curriculum
AccessEngineering has a strong community of partners at other universities around the U.S. Each spring we hosts a 2.5 day Capacity Building Institute involving students with disabilities, faculty, staff, and other community members to build best practices, develop resources, and discuss issues that need to be addressed to increase accessibility and improve engineering education.
Dr. Kat Steele and lab alumni, Dr. Heather Feldner, were on the The Accessible Technologies & Inclusive Design Panel at ...Read More
Kat Steele, Maya Cakmak, and Brianna Blaser co-authored an article discussing a three-step process to make a university-based makerspace more accessible ...Read More
Thanks to AccessEngineering and other DO-IT programs, I don’t feel like I’m pursuing my education alone, or that I have ...Read More
About HuskyADAPT: HuskyADAPT (Accessible Design and Play Technology) is a new collaboration between the UW Departments of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, ...Read More
Making Engineering Welcoming and Accessible for Students with Disabilities Check out this upcoming webinar featuring some of our AccessEngineering team! ...Read More
The University of Washington's new program Husky ADAPT was featured on King 5 news during a toy adaptation workshop. We adapted ...Read More
Interested in how technology can be used to make a difference in pediatric rehabilitation? A video cast from the National ...Read More
Join us for the following AccessEngineering Webinars! If you would like to attend one or more, please register for the ...Read More
AccessEngineering and Dr. Steele's recent work on creating guidelines for making makerspaces accessible was featured in the School Library Journal. It ...Read More
Seattle Children's Hospital hosted the Perry Initiative this weekend to inspire women to pursue careers in engineering and orthopaedic surgery. Dr ...Read More
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