CREATE student members are University of Washington students who are interested in a facet of accessibility: research, education, or translation-to-practice. 

How to get involved

To do/learn: Consider these programs: Get started:
Adaptive engineering design, hands-on adaptive making, and to connect with other students HuskyAdapt, a student-run group that learns about and creates adaptive toys that are distributed to the community Apply in October-November
Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) DUB REU Apply in January
CRA-WP DREU Apply in March
Teach Access Away Spring info sessions
Academics Accessibility courses at the UW Fall, Winter and Spring quarters
Connect with students, faculty and researchers Join the CREATE Slack community ongoing
Announcements, updates, events Join a CREATE mailing list ongoing

To get involved, connect with other students through HuskyAdapt, a student-run group that provides opportunities to learn about and create adaptive toys (which are distributed to the community) and learn about adaptive engineering design. Also consider the DUB REU, CRA-WP DREU, and AccessComputing’s Teach Access Away programs that starts in spring. Check out our list of accessibility courses at the UW. And be sure to join the CREATE Slack community and CREATE mailing lists where we announce other events.

A purple-tinted collage of UW students working with adults with various mobility and communication disabilities to develop tools to improve their function.
UW students work with adults with mobility and communication disabilities to develop tools for better access.

What you gain as a student member

To join CREATE as a student member, sign up for the CREATE Students email list.

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Student news

  • 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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  • CREATE Ph.D. Student Emma McDonnell Wins Dennis Lang Award

    Congratulations to Emma McDonnell on receiving a Dennis Lang Award from the UW Disability Studies program! McDonnell, a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering, is advised by CREATE associate director Leah Findlater. McDonnell's research focuses on accessible communication technologies and explores how these tools could be designed to engage non-disabled people…

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  • A11yBoard Seeks to Make Digital Artboards Accessible to Blind and Low-Vision Users

    Just about everybody in business, education, and artistic settings needs to use presentation software like Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Adobe Illustrator. These tools use artboards to hold objects such as text, shapes, images, and diagrams. But for blind and low vision (BLV) people, using such software adds a new level of challenge beyond keeping…

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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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