Mar 5, 2024
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The Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE TS) 2024 is scheduled for March 20th to 23rd, 2024, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Whether you're involved in developing, implementing, or evaluating computing programs, curricula, or courses, SIGCSE TS 2024 offers an invaluable platform for sharing cutting-edge ideas and pedagogical approaches across all levels of instruction.

A notable highlight of SIGCSE TS 2024 is the robust accessibility content on the agenda, with many sessions spearheaded by AccessComputing partners.

Accessibility was featured in two best paper awards:

  • "Beyond HCI: The Need for Accessibility Across the CS Curriculum" written by AccessComputing partners Yasmine Elglaly (Western Washington University), Catherine Baker (Creighton University), Anne Ross (Bucknell University), and Kristen Shinohara (Rochester Institute of Technology).
  • "Accessible to Whom? Bringing Accessibility to Blocks" was led by AccessComputing partner and AccessCSforAll PI, Andreas Stefik (University of Nevada at Las Vegas)

There are a variety of accessibility-related sessions. You can find details on the SIGCSE website, but a basic highlight of sessions is included below:

  • Paper sessions:
    • Accessibility - Neurodiversity, Thursday, 10:45-12:00
    • Accessibility - Fairness, Thursday, 1:45-3:00.
    • Accessibility - Inclusive Design. Thursday, 3:45-5:00, Two best paper awards!
  • BoF: Disability and Accessibility in Computer Science Education - Thursday, 5:30
  • BoF: Equity and Inclusion Considerations in CS Education for Students Living with Mental Health and Medical Conditions, Thursday, 6:30
  • BoF: Cultivating and Celebrating LGBTQ+ Community in Computing Education - Thursday, 6:30
  • Poster: The Landscape of Disability-Related K-12 Computing Education Research - Friday, 10-12
  • BoF: Capitalism and Computing Education - Friday, 12:45
  • BoF: Finding Neurodivergent Community in Computing Education - Friday, 12:45
  • Poster: Exploring Technology for Accessibility Through a First-Year Writing Seminar - Friday, 3:45
  • Making CS Education Accessible for All Students - Friday, 3:45
  • Workshop: Hands-on Accessibility Teaching Training for Computer Science Instructors - Sat 23 Mar 2024 15:30 - 18:30

We look forward to seeing many of our partners at SIGCSE. Friends of AccessComputing are invited to join us for an informal meet-up on Friday, March 22 at 7:00 PM at Lil' America Food Cart Pod, which is a 20-minute walk from the conference venue or two stops on the MAX.

For more information and the full program, you can visit the SIGSCE website.