We have compiled a partial and growing list of resources for students, faculty, researchers with disabilities and their prospective employers.

Have a resource to add? Contact Liz Diether-Martin, CREATE Web Specialist, at lizdm@uw.edu.

AccessComputing

UW AccessComputing connects students with disabilities to mentors and professionals for internships, research experiences, scholarships and other resources and opportunities in computing fields.

  • For: undergraduate students, graduate students
  • Resources: mentoring, IT support, scholarships, internships
  • More info: https://www.washington.edu/accesscomputing/

Aspirations in Computing

Aspirations in Computing strives to make sure technology is being developed by a population as diverse as its users. A program within the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

  • For: students, higher ed educators, K-12 educators
  • Resources: awards, scholarships, internships, communities, free and easy-to-use resources
  • More info: https://www.aspirations.org/award-programs/apply-for-an-award

CMD-IT Academic Careers Workshop

The national Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology promotes innovation that enriches, enhances, and enables the African Americans/Blacks, Native Americans/Indigenous People, Hispanics/Latinx, and People with Disabilities communities, such that more equitable and sustainable contributions are possible by all communities.

DO-IT

The UW DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.

  • For: high school students, college students, educators, employers
  • Resources: scholarships, assistance with adaptive technology and resources, college and career readiness, networking, accessible instruction tools, communities of practice, …
  • More info: https://www.washington.edu/doit/

Grad Cohort Workshop for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership Skills (IDEALS)

Sponsored by CRA-WP, the workshop is two days of interacting with senior computing researchers and professionals who share pertinent information on graduate school survival skills, as well as more personal information and insights about their experiences. 

  • For: graduate students with disabilities
  • Resources: workshop, networking, connecting
  • More info: https://bit.ly/3BcGGqY

Last Mile Education Fund

The Last Mile Education Fund offers a disruptive approach to increasing diversity in tech and engineering fields by addressing critical gaps in financial support for students within four semesters of graduation.  

  • For: low-income and underrepresented undergraduate students enrolled in computing-related degree program who face challenges beyond their control
  • Resources: funding to complete undergraduate program
  • More info: https://www.lastmile-ed.org/

Lime Connect fellowship and scholarship programs

Lime Connect is a non-profit organization concerned with rebranding disability through achievement by connecting professionals and students with disabilities to careers, internships, fellowships and mentoring with top fortune 500 companies across the United States and Canada.

  • Lime Connect Fellowship Program For Students with Disabilities
    • For: highly accomplished rising juniors with disabilities in the U.S.
    • Resources: fellowship, guidance through the summer internship recruitment process, networking with corporate partners
    • More info: https://www.limeconnect.com/programs/page/the-lime-connect-fellowship-program
  • Google Lime Scholarship program:
    • For: students with disabilities who are studying computing, networking opportunities with Google
    • Resources: scholarships of up to $10k
    • More info: https://www.limeconnect.com/programs/page/google-lime-scholarship

Tapia Celebration for Diversity in Computing 

Annual conference presented by The Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology to bring together people from all backgrounds and ethnicities.

  • For: students, faculty, researchers and professionals in computing with disabilities
  • Resources: conference for celebration, connection inspiration
  • More info: tapiaconference.cmd-it.org