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UAH hosts GenCyber Camp, teaches blind and visually impaired excessive schoolers about cybersecurity



HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Ten highschool college students with blindness and visually impairments are studying about cybersecurity this week at GenCyber Camp at The College of Alabama in Huntsville.

Campers will hear from quite a lot of visitor presenters, together with people with visible impairments who work within the know-how area, and get fingers on expertise.

“College students will construct a pc, study to program, and encrypt and decrypt secret messages,” says Jesse Hairston, CCRE assistant director. “Campers additionally observe digital forensics and construct circuits.”

The camp is a partnership between UAH and the Middle for Assistive Know-how Coaching on the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB), Microsoft, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the American Printing Home for the Blind.

“Lots of our campers make use of assistive applied sciences like display screen readers, magnifiers, braille gadgets, and many others., to study cybersecurity,” Hairston says

The camp, which is in its fifth yr of operation, encourages college students with visible impairments to discover cybersecurity careers.

Yearly, college students from a number of states come to Huntsville for GenCyber. This yr’s campers are from Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

A GenCyber camp may also be held for deaf and hard-of-hearing highschool college students on June 27-July 2.



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