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Join us on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 6-7 p.m. CT to learn how to accommodate CS students with learning disabilities by accessing tools and providing activities to ensure that ALL students engage with computer science concepts.
Students with disabilities face a variety of challenges, including inaccessible tools and instruction, stigma around disability, and a lack of mentors. Learn about some of the types of learning disabilities that fall under the umbrella of 'Specific Learning Disability' and discuss some tips for making your classroom accessible. This session will provide you with tools and strategies you can implement immediately to make your classes more equitable.
Sarah Ciras is a special education and computer science teacher at Landmark School in Beverly, Massachusetts. She works with AccessCSForAll in a research practitioner partnership on the National Science Foundation grant, AccessCSforAll: Including Students with Disabilities in High School Computer Science where she facilitates week-long professional development for educators. She has spoken at SIGCSE, the CSTA Annual Conference, and the College Board Forum, provided accessibility input on Code.org's CSP curriculum and to the AP Instructional Design team at The College Board on Computer Science Principles, and is a CSTA 2020-2021 Equity Fellow.