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TAMU Diversity Accessibility Hackathon 2017

 TAMU Diversity Accessibility Hackathon

Diversity Accessibility Hackathon 2017 Report ( 3 MB)


When: 17/18 February 2017 // 24 hour event

Who: Students, faculty and staff from all disciplines are welcome. Teams up to 8 people.

What:  A 24-hour interdisciplinary competition to address challenges posed by TAMU units dedicated to enhancing the accessibility of the TAMU campus for all.

Teams will compete for $5,000 in prize money by using open data from a variety of public sources to address accessibility Challenges. The teams can produce for example apps, prototypes, visualizations, art, music, installations, or anything else that will enhance access for all at TAMU campus.

The competition is free but registration is required (first come, first served). Food throughout the event & t-shirts will be provided.

Where:  Langford Building A (room TBA)


Challenges will be presented during the Kick Off at 5 pm on February 17th, 2017 by the following units: 



Example Challenge:

As of January 25th, 2017 1502 Aggies have requested accommodations with the TAMU Disability Services. We ask you to use the skills and knowledge of your discipline to imagine a TAMU campus of the future, where accommodations are not add-ons and after-thoughts, but integral to the physical and digital fabric of the University, its landscape, streets, sidewalks, exterior and interior of buildings, classrooms, technology, digital interfaces, etc. We are looking for visionary projects and ideas that break away from the current status quo. 


Presented by The College of Architecture Diversity Council; College of Education and Human Development; College of Engineering; TEES; College of Geosciences, Department of Geography; College of Architecture ITS; TAMU Libraries, GIS & Maps