Here at Blue Trunk we believe that a future where exploring the world is possible for everybody requires bringing the topics of accessibility and inclusion to students in the classroom and beyond. Travel involves engaging with many aspects of everyday life in a new location, from museums, to banks, to restaurants, to transit. This requires accessibility to be embedded in the places you go, services you encounter, and websites you visit. It takes many disciplines to make all of these experiences accessible, which is why we engage with students from computer science and engineering to law and public policy to art history and sociology.
We provide educational experiences in the form of interactive guest lectures, semester and year long projects, and internships and volunteer opportunities. Over the last several years we have worked with students at multiple universities and programs across the country and we are excited to expand our programming to high school students in 2022. These opportunities are available virtually and, when possible, in person.
Some past partnerships include:
Year long client project with computer science students a University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Summer volunteer from Americorps in nonprofit management
Guest lecture to graduate-level engineering students at San Jose State University
Summer learning experience in social media and marketing at the University of Virginia
Semester long client project with public policy students at the University of Virginia
"Thank you Blue Trunk for offering to give a guest video lecture on accessibility and universal design. This content is not always easy to teach and I’m not sure of where to look for good resources. Blue Trunk helped a lot, they helped with an engaging guest lecture and made it easy to create assignments based on their guest lecture."
- Dan Nathan-Roberts, Associate Professor, San José State University