AccessCORPS

19% of College Students Have a Disability.
Of those, only one-third will graduate within eight years.

Who We Are

AccessCORPS is a vertically integrated project (VIP) at the Georgia Institute of Technology comprised of students and faculty. We are focused on evaluating, remediating, and researching to make classes more inclusive.

Image of students discussing the possible barriers students may face in a course.

Evaluation

To proactively create inclusive content AccessCORPS utilizes a matrix of human diversity that include bodily, sensory, social, cognitive, emotional, experiential, and environmental diversity.

This human-centered matrix provides possible areas where the course content needs to be improved. Once these areas are identified, experts and users will be brought in to inform how these diverse individuals may interact with this content, and point out areas for future research and development.

Remediation

Once areas of the course have been identified for remediation, individuals from both AccessCORPS and our partners will work in unison to remediate the content. The advantage of remediating proactively is that the best solutions can be identified and utilized, rather than focusing on getting something accessible out the door as fast as possible. If instructors have accessible materials as their base materials, little to no extra remediation will be required when an academically diverse student joins the class. Georgia Tech can also insure they have all the tools and processes they need to accommodate diverse individuals. 

Research and Development

Some of the areas identified for remediation will have no optimal solution and focus will need to be given on creating tools to facilitate learning by a particular user group. Students can work on developing these tools as part of a class project or as an independent study. Students will be able to work with user groups and professors to create meaningful and lasting impact on educational access.