CREATE’s education initiatives teach students about accessibility and how to champion it in the workforce. CREATE trains the next generation of technology designers, engineers, and product managers to champion accessibility in their work. We support teaching students and faculty about accessible technology and about accessible teaching and learning. We also work to include people with disabilities in education. Read about our vision for inclusive education in whitepapers that came out of the joint workshop on Education & Accessibility, organized by Microsoft and CREATE in 2020.

We invite students with interests in accessibility research, education or translation-to-practice to join CREATE.

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Richard Ladner, CREATE Director for Education

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News related to CREATE’s Education Work

  • Teach Access Study Away program

    There is a wonderful, free short course, Teach Access Study Away, run by the Teach Access organization each year.  The 2023 Teach Access Virtual Study Away is a two-part series. Part 1 focuses on the basics of accessibility and disability; Part 2 covers more advanced topics so completion of Part 1 or a previous Study Access…

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  • CSE course sequence designed with "accessibility from the start"

    The CSE 121, 122, and 123 introductory course sequence lets students choose their entry point into computer science and engineering studies, whatever their background, experience, or confidence level. And, as part of the effort to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA), the courses were designed with "accessibility from the start." A member of the…

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  • Carl James Dunlap Memorial Scholarship

    Flyer for the Carl James Dunlap Memorial Scholarship with a link to contact for details and a picture of the UW Seattle campus in fall.

    University of Washington student Carl James Dunlap had a powerful impact on the UW community with his vibrant personality and persistent advocacy for students with disabilities. To honor his legacy, the Dunlap family established the Carl James Dunlap Memorial Endowment. The Dunlap Memorial Endowment seeks to support students with disabilities encountering unique challenges when attending…

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  • CREATE Community Day and research showcase

    CREATE Community Day 2021 was a rich program that included an important discussion of the concerns and approaches to just, sustainable accessibility research that puts the needs of community members with disabilities front and center. CREATE members highlighted what their labs are doing, with time to hear about a variety of individual projects. Read on…

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  • $1M NIDILRR award for leadership training program

    A team of CREATE faculty has received a five-year, $1M grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) for the project, "ARRT: Postdoctoral Training in Physical Computing and Fabrication to Support Innovations for Community Living and Participation." Congratulations on the funding to the team members: Co-PI Jennifer Mankoff, Ph.D and…

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