About the Event Leaders

About AccessISL

The AccessISL project supports efforts to develop a capacity building model for making Informal STEM Learning (ISL) opportunities more welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities. Project staff collaborate with practitioners to develop and test model interventions, fully develop replication steps, and gain insights from both people with disabilities and those in the field.

About the University of Washington (UW) Museology Graduate Program

Grounded in research-based best practices, the UW Museology Graduate Program values innovation, critical thinking, and leadership. It is a two-year interdisciplinary course of study designed to cultivate the tools and knowledge for students to advance the work of museums, informal learning environments, and other valuable cultural institutions. The program incorporates accessibility and inclusion through specific training within classes and deeper dives through internships.


TAPDINTO-STEM is a nationwide collaborative effort involving 28 colleges and universities in 16 states, Washington D.C., and the Mariana Islands. The NSF INCLUDES Alliance: The Alliance of Students with Disabilities for Inclusion, Networking, and Transition Opportunities in STEM (TAPDINTO-STEM), employs a collective impact approach with dozens of partnering organizations to increase the number of students with disabilities who complete associate, baccalaureate and graduate STEM degrees and enter the STEM workforce. 

About the UW Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center

DO-IT at the University of Washington promotes the success of people with disabilities using technology as an empowering tool to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment. DO-IT secures grant funding for statewide, national, and international projects and programs. Its largest contributors are the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Education.