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

  • CREATE's Newest Ph.D Graduates

    June 9, 2023 We're proud to see these talented, passionate students receive their Ph.D.s and excited to see how they continue their work in accessibility. Alyssa Spomer, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering Dissertation: Evaluating multimodal biofeedback to target and improve motor control in cerebral palsy Advisor: Kat Steele Honors, awards and articles: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and…

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  • Rethinking Disability and Advancing Access

    UW CREATE collaborates toward a world with fewer problems and more solutions for people of all abilities. The UW College of Engineering showcased CREATE’s mission, moonshots, and collaborative successes in a feature article, Rethinking disability and advancing access, written by Alice Skipton. The article is reproduced and reformatted here. CREATE researchers and partners work on high-impact…

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  • 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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