[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Forwarding: Next DIAGRAM Webinar on Feb 24: Tactile Graphics with a Voice

Lisa Yayla Lisa.Yayla at statped.no
Fri Feb 13 09:10:37 UTC 2015

Subject: Next DIAGRAM Webinar on Feb 24: Tactile Graphics with a Voice

Dear DIAGRAM Webinar Followers,

Title:                Tactile Graphics with a Voice
Date:                Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time:               11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern; 19:00 GMT)
Presenter:      Richard Ladner, University of Washington

Register:       https://cc.readytalk.com/r/wy5p5bvgghvs&eom
Description:    Are you a publisher, tactile graphics expert, or TVI who is
interested in staying up to date on the latest developments in accessible tactile graphics? The Tactile Graphics Project<http://tactilegraphics.cs.washington.edu/> at the University of Washington, with funding from the DIAGRAM Center, has created "Tactile Graphics with a Voice" (TGV), a QR-code reading app that allows text within tactile graphic images to be read and voiced by a mobile device such as an iPhone or Android phone. In this webinar, lead researcher Richard Ladner will discuss the importance of tactile graphics, some alternative approaches to creating them, and give a demonstration of the TGV in action.  A user study of TGV will be also be presented. Dr. Ladner will give us a peek into the future of new approaches to tactile graphics, including wearable devices such as Google Glass. See the published paper<http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2661334.2661366> about this work, which won Best Student Paper at the October 2014 ACM SIGACCESS conference on computers and accessibility.

This webinar is presented free of charge. Please share with any of your networks that might be interested in this topic and visit the DIAGRAM Training Resources<http://diagramcenter.org/webinars.html> page for access to our entire library of training resources.
Best wishes,

Julie Noblitt
Community Manager, The DIAGRAM Center
Mon-Th: 650-352-1092
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