CREATE partners with industry, non-profits, community groups, and government to achieve impact and mutual benefit. Consider joining us and let’s amplify each other’s missions.

Corporate partners

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Inaugural founding partner

Microsoft is CREATE’s original investor and is proud to support the UW’s goals in accessibility innovation. The UW’s and Microsoft’s approaches align in their longstanding records of recognizing the untapped talent among the disability community.

Google logo

Google is pleased to support CREATE’s efforts to bring together interdisciplinary work that has the potential to change the landscape for accessibility.

We invite you to CREATE with us

As a research center, CREATE’s lifeblood is conducting cutting-edge research, and designing, building, and evaluating the next generation of accessible technologies. We are dedicated to propelling accessible technology research and education from incremental improvements to paradigm-shifting breakthroughs that enable greater inclusion and participation for people of all abilities.

Our corporate partners enjoy these benefits:

  • Visible recognition and acknowledgement on the CREATE website 
  • Invitations to campus to connect with CREATE faculty and students for potential collaborations based on shared interests
  • Access to CREATE mailing lists for advertising jobs and recruiting graduate student interns
  • Early access to the annual CREATE research fair and demo days where cutting-edge research in accessible computing is shared
  • Invitations to CREATE lectures of various kinds
  • Invitation to Community Days, hack-a-thons, and other translation-oriented events
  • Opportunities to propose student projects, such as major class projects or capstones

To support CREATE’s faculty and student research, education and translation, please contact Jennifer Mankoff and Jacob Wobbrock, CREATE Co‑Directors.

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Community partners

We invite community members, non-profits, and local collaborators to join our efforts to make the world a more accessible place.

Learn about our research

CREATE’s mission is to make technology accessible and to make the world accessible through technology. We pursue large, collaborative moonshot projects and respond with agility to support timely research opportunities that arise. Learn about our current research activities.

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Jennifer Mankoff, CREATE Co-Director
Jacob Wobbrock, CREATE Co-Director

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Learn about accessibility

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.

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Richard Ladner, CREATE Director for Education

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Learn about our translation efforts

Translation activities take our research into the world in the form of products and services, and ensure that diverse voices inform our innovations. Our translation goals include enabling CREATE innovations to move into the world, supporting sustainable research deployments, and establishing cooperative relationships between researchers and the community.

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Anat Caspi, CREATE Director for Translation

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