Teach Access Faculty Grants Program is Now Open
The Teach Access Faculty Grants Program is now open with a proposal submissions deadline of Friday, April 15th at 8:00 pm ET. It will give awards of $2,500-$5,000 to faculties that develop materials that introduce concepts and skills of accessible design and development into their existing courses.
This is an outstanding opportunity to not only receive resources for the creation of the materials but to interact with other faculty members in the U.S. working on similar activities. This is the 4th round of the Faculty Grants Program. So far, 43 faculty members have received grants through this Program.
The Teach Access Faculty Grants Program also gives the students exposed to these materials the opportunity to join an online community with Teach Access industry members for future job opportunities. Teach Access industry members include Adobe, Apple, EY, Meta, Google, Intuit, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, Verizon, Walmart, and Yahoo.
Students in fields such as design, computer science, and human-computer interaction can and must be better prepared to create truly inclusive technologies. Only then will technology achieve its true potential for connecting and enabling everyone in the world.
Teach Access is a non-profit that collaborates with academic institutions, industry, and disability advocacy organizations to make the fundamentals of digital accessibility, including design principles and best practices, a part of undergraduate education. Bringing together industry, education, and disability advocacy organizations, Teach Access addresses the digital accessibility skills gap by equipping learners with tools to build toward an inclusive world.
Dicapta is honored to be a member of Teach Access and shares the vision that an effective way to make our world accessible to everyone is to include fundamentals of accessibility in college courses so future graduates create technology that is “born accessible.”