Ability’s goal is to create disability community and accessibility awareness within the Allen School. Our club is open to all UW students, but our membership base, event spaces, and funding comes from the Allen School. A majority of our members are from the Allen School.
The Allen School is a tight-knit community. The reason that it feels so tight knit is because of the various student groups we have, such as GEN1 (supporting first generation college students), ACM-W (supporting women in computing), Q++ (supporting LGBTQ+ students), and several more. Ability focuses on supporting students with disabilities in tech fields.
- Social events within the Allen School where computer science students can meet each other and discuss their experiences as a person with a disability in tech.
- Disability info sessions with speakers from tech-focused groups such as AccessComputing and DO-IT.
- Diversity discussions with speakers with disabilities from the tech industry talk about how they navigate large companies like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook with a disability.
- Career events where we invite recruiters to talk about disability-related programs and opportunities at their companies.