Birds of a Feather:
Diversity includes Disability
Session Organizer/Presenters Event Type
Birds of a Feather
TimeWednesday, September 163:45pm - 4:30pm
LocationPeter Freeman Room
DescriptionThere is great diversity among individuals with disabilities, but there are also many common experiences. This Birds of a Feather session will bring together people who have a disability or who are interested in supporting individuals with disabilities. The goal of the session is to learn from each other about strategies for achieving success and ensuring that computing fields are welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities. Topics discussed will include: accessibility in computing education, disclosing disability status in interviews, recruiting and retaining employees and interns with disabilities, and including people with disabilities in broadening participation activities. The session will include information about internships, mentoring, and career development opportunities for students with disabilities as well as resources for educators and employers who would like to be more welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities.