[NHDOE-ETNews] Free Webinar: Making Engineering Welcoming and Accessible for Students with Disabilities

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Wed Jan 11 08:06:43 EST 2017

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ITEM:  Free Webinar: Making Engineering Welcoming and Accessible for Students with Disabilities

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Complimentary 1-hour session! 1-2 pm ET

Sponsored by NAPE, STEM Equity Pipeline, and the National Science Foundation

This webinar focuses on strategies for making engineering welcoming and accessible for students with disabilities. The University of Washington presenters run the AccessEngineering program, a nationwide program that works to increase the participation of people with disabilities in engineering academic programs and careers and improve engineering with their expertise. Project staffs engage faculty and students nationwide in efforts to (1) better serve a diverse student body, including students with a broad range of disabilities, in engineering courses and programs, and (2) integrate relevant accessibility-related and universal design content into engineering courses.

Intended Audience Community college, high school and university faculty, counselors, CTE and STEM staff

Objectives Participants will

  1.  Gain an understanding of AccessEngineering and strategies to better serve a diverse student body.
  2.  Learn methods to integrate disability-related and universal design content into engineering courses.
Become familiar with strategies to make engineering labs and maker spaces accessible.

REGISTER at https://www.napequity.org/stem/stem-equity-project/sep-20-webinars/january-18-2017-stem-equity-pipeline-webinar/january-2017-webinar-registration/
This is a 1-hour complimentary webinar on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Once you register for the complimentary event, information and instructions about accessing the event will be sent to your email address.

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