The course is usually called “Software for Accessibility,” but Chesney, the Toby Teorey Collegiate Lecturer in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, decided to offer this special session from May through August.
The projects address certain problems people may be facing due to COVID-19. Each has unique solutions, such as encouraging people to share errand runs, matching students in student organizations with service opportunities in their communities, aiding victims of domestic abuse, monitoring the number of people going in and out of businesses, and more.
“They are so, so motivated,” said Yizian “Adina” Jia, a course teaching assistant who took the class in 2019. “I do have high hopes for their apps. I feel they have a strong sense of purpose.”