Friday, October 7, 2011

Special session on math and science accessibility in Louisville on October 13

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Special session on math and science accessibility in Louisville on
October 13
Anyone who is able to come should feel free to attend this meeting.
Although it is held in conjunction with the APH Annual Meeting, this
meeting is open to anyone. You do not have to be registered for the APH
Annual Meeting to attend, and it is free and open to the public. It will
be held in the Segell Room at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville on
Thursday, October 13, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
STEM Accessibility Consortium
A Related Meeting to be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of
Ex Officio Trustees and Special Guests of the American Printing House
for the Blind, Inc.
October 13, 2011
Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
Using the model of the AFB Solutions Forum, this meeting will feature
discussion of issues related to the development and delivery of
accessible curricular content in the STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics) areas of the Core Curriculum.
The discussion panel will include some of the leading experts on STEM
access from around the country:
John Gardner is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Oregon State University
and President of ViewPlus Technologies. He will discuss modern methods
for making two-dimensionally-represented information easily accessible
is STEM content, including tables, charts, graphs, and diagrams.
Dave Schleppenbach is President of GH, LLC, and a chemist by formal
education. He will discuss his current work as one of the research
strand partners of the federally-funded Mathematics eText Research
Center (MeTRC) as well as a follow-on grant involving an on-line Algebra
Course in Moodle for blind students.
Steve Jacobs is President of IDEAL Group, Inc., and has been in the
computer industry for 36 years, including serving as President of IDEAL
at NCR Corporation. He will discuss OCR scanning technology for
mathematics, Speech-Driven Math Editing, Audio-Describing Math Tutorial
Videos, Automatically generating visual and math descriptions of math
equations, and Video Audio-Description Client of the Future.
This related meeting will be held in the Segell Room during Annual
Meeting on Thursday, October 13, from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the
Galt House Hotel.
Contact: Steve Noble,, 502-969-3088

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