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 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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  • Research Workshop for Undergraduates with Disabilities

    Two student participants at the 2019 OurCS workshop use virtual reality goggles and hand controllers

    CREATE and UW AccessComputing co-sponsored a 3-day research-focused workshop for undergraduates in computing fields who have disabilities.

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  • Education: Accessibility and Race

    Collage of the logo for Chicas Talk Disability podcast and a screenshot of an online panel discussion with many people of color.

    The Fall 2020 CREATE Accessibility Seminar focused on the intersection of Race and Accessibility. This topic was chosen both for its timeliness and also as part of CREATE’s commitment to ensure that our work is inclusive, starting with educating ourselves about the role of race in disability research and the gaps that exist in the…

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