Accessibility Assistance Program
Are you a computing student with a disability? Looking for an internship? Want to connect with peers and mentors with disabilities? AccessComputing can help you do that.
AccessComputing, a National Science Foundation funded project, provides mentoring and funding for career development activities for students with disabilities computing-related fields. This includes:
MENTORING: Through our online community, students and mentors discuss a variety of topics. It is a place to connect with others to share your successes, ask for suggestions regarding any issues that may arise for you related to your disability, education or employment, and to support other team members when they need help brainstorming solutions.
RESUME DATABASE: AccessComputing students can add their information to a resume database utilized by our industry partners to recruit interns and employees with disabilities. Industry partners include Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Salesforce.
TUTORS: Struggling with a computing course? Please contact me about tutor support. Each term, AccessComputing can fund a limited number of tutors for project participants.
CONFERENCES: Interested in attending a conference related to computing, diversity, or professional development? AccessComputing may be able to provide funding for travel, registration, or accessibility-related costs.
INTERNSHIPS: The AccessComputing project helps students find internships that relate to computing. Together with AccessComputing staff, students make contacts with faculty members and companies in their area to inquire about internship opportunities. If opportunities are unpaid the student can request wages from the AccessComputing project.
Find an application and more information online at: uw.edu/accessCcomputing/get-involved/students/join-accesscomputing-team