The percentage of the worldwide population with some form of disability is rising, and computing technologies, if accessible, could facilitate full participation in society for these users. However, the issue of equal access to technology is rarely included in curricula for computing students. While prior educators have implemented specific interventions to train computing degree students about accessibility, there is a need for a systematic comparison of these methods. Thus, we are empirically investigating the efficacy of various educational interventions for training future computing professionals about inclusive technology development. The goal of this work is to provide evidence of best practices and to share resources necessary to replicate our interventions at other universities.
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Ludi, S., Hanson, V., Huenerfauth, M. (2016) “Ethical Inclusion of People with Disabilities through Undergraduate Computing Education” Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM Principal Investigator Meeting, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, USA, September 15-16, 2016.
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