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AccessEngineering: Seattle April 6-8, 2016

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  • AccessEngineering: Seattle April 6-8, 2016

    You're invited to our 2016 AccessEngineering Capacity Building Institute (CBI): Universally Designed Learning and Learning about Universal Design.

    AccessEngineering is an NSF-supported program aimed at:
    (1) supporting and encouraging individuals with disabilities to pursue careers in engineering, and
    (2) incorporating topics on accessibility and universal design into the engineering curriculum.

    Given this community's expertise in engineering and assisting individuals with disabilities, we would love to encourage you to join us in Seattle for our second CBI.
    The CBI will be held April 6-8, 2016 in Seattle, WA and will bring together engineering faculty, disability experts, and engineering students and professionals with disabilities. Keynote presentations will be given by Kimberly Bigelow (University of Dayton) and Brad Duerstock (Purdue University).

    Attendees will share their expertise and work together to create resources. We will focus on three themes during the meeting:
    • Accessible hands-on learning: Makerspaces, machine shops, and labs
    • Integrating universal design in project-based design courses
    • Developing resources for recruiting and retaining students with disabilities in engineering

    Travel, food, and conference materials will be covered by AccessEngineering.

    Faculty, administrators, disability service professionals, and graduate students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Apply now at

    We are particularly interested in reaching individuals who have not attended a previous CBI. If you know others who would be interested in this topic, please share this email with them.