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Type: Practitioner

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to provide special education teachers with strategies to increase access and engagement in computing education.

Findings: The three strategies the authors suggest to increase access and engagement in computing education include using a universal design for learning (UDL) framework as a tool to meaningfully plan for computing instruction, balancing open-inquiry activities with explicit instruction, and encouraging student-to-student collaboration.