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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020

Studies indicate that much of the software created today is not accessible to all users, indicating that developers don’t see the need to devote sufficient resources to creating accessible software. Compounding this problem, there is a lack of robust, easily adoptable educational accessibility material available to instructors for inclusion in their curricula. To address these issues, we have created five Accessibility Learning Labs (ALL) using an experiential learning structure. The labs are designed to educate and create awareness of accessibility needs in computing. The labs enable easy classroom inclusion by providing instructors with complete educational materials including lecture slides, activities, and quizzes. The labs are hosted on our servers and require only a browser to be utilized.

To demonstrate the benefit of our material and the potential benefits of our experiential lab format with empathy-creating material, we conducted a study involving 276 students in ten sections of an introductory computing course. Our findings include: (I) The demonstrated potential of the proposed experiential learning format and labs are effective in motivating students about the importance of accessibility (II) The labs are effective in informing students about foundational accessibility topics (III) Empathy-creating material are demonstrated to be a beneficial component in computing accessibility education, supporting students in placing a higher value on the importance of creating accessible software. Created labs and project materials are publicly available on the project website: http://all.rit.edu

Tue 7 Jul
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16:05 - 17:05: Software Engineering Education and Training - A6-SEET - Empirical Studies of SE Education and Others at Silla
Chair(s): Stephan KruscheTechnische Universität München
icse-2020-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training16:05 - 16:17
Yasmine El-GlalyRochester Institute of Technology, Weishi ShiRochester Institute of Technology, Samuel MalachowskyRochester Institute of Technology, Qi YuRochester Institute of Technology, Daniel KrutzRochester Institute of Technology
icse-2020-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training16:17 - 16:29
Aliaksei KavalchukPennsylvania State University - Abington, Alec GoldenbergPennsylvania State University - Abington, Ishtiaque HussainPennsylvania State University - Abington
icse-2020-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training16:29 - 16:41
Aubrey LawsonClemson University, Eileen KraemerClemson University
icse-2020-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training16:41 - 16:47
Experience report
Kevin RyanLero The Irish Software Research Centre Ireland
icse-2020-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training16:47 - 16:59
Candy PangMacEwan University, Abram HindleUniversity of Alberta, Denilson BarbosaUniversity of Alberta
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