[Blindmath] Summer University

John Gardner john.gardner at orst.edu
Wed Apr 7 18:12:57 UTC 2010

Hello all.  The 2 day workshop on math/science technologies for blind 
students, "Summer University", will be held just prior to the ICCHP 
(International Conference on Computers Helping People) conference in 
Vienna, Austria.  The workshop dates are July 12 and 13 with a social 
event/introduction scheduled for the evening of Sunday, July 11.  The 
program is given at:

This event is intended for blind students in late secondary education 
(ie ages roughly 15-18), as well as students at university level.  The 
purpose is to provide training in modern technologies useful for 
accessing math and science.  These technologies are recent and seldom 
understood by people who teach blindness skills.  The language of Summer 
University is English, and students are expected to bring their own 
Windows computer and know how to use it and any necessary access 
technologies.  Parents and teachers are welcome as observers but will be 
allowed to participate in the hands-on training only if space is 
available after all student attendees have been served.

The workshop is free, but students must pay their own travel and living 
costs.  The conference page recommends an inexpensive hotel 
(approximately 75 Euros/night including breakfast).  Summer University 
participants will also be given free registration for the ICCHP 
conference that follows on July 14-16.

If you can afford to pay your travel and living expenses for this event 
or can find a sponsor, please sign up.  Attendance will be limitd to 25 
students, first come, first served.

Thanks.  I'm happy to answer questions.  Participants on the BlindMath 
list will note two familiar names among presenters, Michael Whapples and 
Roopakshi Pathania - both are frequent contributors to this list.

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