AccessCSforAll and Participant Highlighted in College Board Newsletter

K Wheeler, DO-IT Staff and Ambassador
Grady works on a web design project during DO-IT’s Summer Study 2015.

In their December newsletter, The College Board ran an article about the importance of having access to coding and other aspects of computer science. Last year, with the creation of a new Advanced Placement (AP) course, AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP), The College Board opened doors for underrepresented groups in computing, including students with disabilities.

Last year, Grady Thompson, a 2015 Scholar and AccessComputing team member, took AP CSP. “The AP CSP course in high school solidified my interest in computing fields and motivated me to apply to the informatics program at the University of Washington,” said Grady.

To increase the accessibility of their AP CSP class, the College Board has partnered with AccessCSforAll. Richard Ladner, AccessComputing and AccessCSforAll PI, says they are “working together to create a fully accessible version of AP CSP that uses research-based accessible tools such as the Quorum programming language.

Read the full article here.