While the nation faces a growing need to fill a gap in cyber-workforce shortages, there is a greater need for the nation to address the lack of diversity seen in cyber professions.
Project Access aims to support programming options of local and state agencies by offering cyber education opportunities for blind and visually impaired, and neurodivergent students through immersive experiences that are fully compatible with assistive technology such as screen readers or magnification software. This gives blind and visually impaired students the confidence and knowledge necessary to pursue higher education and technology careers.
Funded by Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Build a working robot
Create programs to control sensors & components
Create sounds & music with a Piezo speaker
Obstacle avoidance navigation
Linux & Web Development Camp
Basic Linux programming
Passwords, information storage, & data transfer
Tracking network paths
Create personal website using HTML
Ready-to-implement activities, such as scenario-based cybersecurity investigations & virtual cyber challenges