The inclusion of accessibility topics in CS and Informatics curricula is critical for the ability of the over one billion people in the world dealing with disabilities to engage in using every web and computer software and hardware products. Technology companies dedicated to accessibility have faced the common challenge of preparing designers, engineers and researchers to think and build inclusively. Similarly, academic programs in design, engineering and HCI are seeking ways to better prepare students to address the needs of diverse populations. Given this shared challenge, industry, academia and advocacy organizations have now come together to create models for teaching and training students of technology to create accessible experiences.
enables its members to access Digital Accessibility industry and academic experts, provides in person and online guest speakers, train the trainer programs for faculty, workshops and many more benefits to help facilitate their learning. Everyone is working together to reach the goal of every web and app development class to include the standards and requirements of accessibility.