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Partners & Funding

Disability Community Technology Center

Mellon Foundation Higher Learning Program. “Just Disability Tech Futures.” PI: Ashley Shew, Co-PIs Elizabeth McLain (VT), Damien P. Williams (UNCC), and Keresh Afsari (VT). Senior Personnel: Andrea Pitts (UNCC), Tyechia Thompson (VT), and Alice Rogers (VT). $502,000. January 1, 2023-December 31, 2025. Submitted August 26, 2022. Approved December 8, 2022.


Institute for Creativity, Arts & Technology (Virginia Tech)

ICAT mini SEAD Grant. "Open the Gates Gaming: Access, Equity, and Community Engagement in Tabletop Roleplaying Games." PI: Elizabeth McLain, co-PIs Alice Rogers (VT), Christopher Campo-Bowen (VT), Caitlin Martinkus (CIM), and Scott Hanenberg (CIM). Senior Personnel: Ashley Shew (VT) and Jeffery Edelstein (Berklee). $6,000. October 16, 2023 to September 30, 2024. Submitted September 15, 2023. Approved October 10, 2023.


Virginia Tech University Libraries

Kayla McNabb, Elizabeth McLain, and Alice Rogers (co-PIs), Christopher Campo-Bowen and Ashley Shew (Collaborators), “Disability Community Building with Cognitively Accessible Tools for Tabletop Roleplaying Games,” Collaborative Research Grant, Virginia Tech Libraries, Summer 2022. $5,000.

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