• Leading the Way: Computing Students and Professionals with Disabilities (Audio Described)
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    Leading the Way: Computing Students and Professionals with Disabilities (Audio Described)

    >>Student: I have a mobility impairment.>>Student: I’m dyslexic which means I have difficulty reading and pretty bad handwriting.>>Student: I became legally blind at 25.>>Student: I’m a graduate from the University of Washington’s Master of Human Computer Interaction and Design program.>>Student: My major is Human Centered Computing.>>Student: I’m an undergraduate at Auburn University majoring in computer science and focusing in accessibility.>>Richard Ladner: I’m Richard Ladner, professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. We rely on computers, tablets and smartphones to do work and stay connected more than ever. Not only can technology provide access to people with disabilities, but people with disabilities can be part of the…

  • How Can We Include Students with Disabilities in Computing Courses? (Audio Described)
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    How Can We Include Students with Disabilities in Computing Courses? (Audio Described)

    [ music ] [ music and title narration ] (Narrator) We take our smartphones, computers and gadgets for granted. But behind all this technology is a skilled workforce of software developers, systems administrators, Web developers and programmers. There’s an increasing demand for individuals who have technical skills. An understanding of computing is important for these opportunities. We often talk about broadening the participation of females as well as racial and ethnic minorities in computing courses, but what about including people with disabilities? (Richard Ladner) Worldwide there’s one billion people, about 15% of the international population have a disability, according to the World Health Organization. So, if you like, that’s a…