[Nfbk] FW: Seminar on making math and science accessible for blind students - free session in Louisville on October 6

Todd E. Stephens todde.stephens at windstream.net
Tue Sep 27 15:11:37 UTC 2016


-----Original Message-----
From: Brown, James A (OVR-LV) [mailto:JamesA.Brown at ky.gov] 
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 9:17 AM
To: Fields, Sharon; Holloway, Rowena (KCDHH); Joe Cowan (1); Joe Cowan (2);
Kathryn McGee; Lasley, Vivian; Matt Davis; Muncy, Lee - Office of Education
Technology; Murphy, Pat; Nathan P. Bolton (1); Nathan P. Bolton (2); Rick
Boggess; Ryssemus, Andre (OFB-LX); Todd E. Stephens (2); Todd Stephens;
Weber, Carol S (OVR-FL)
Cc: Skuller, Joshua B. (jskuller at spalding.edu); Quake-Rapp, Cindee
(cquakerapp at spalding.edu); enTECH - Mary Kaye Steinmetz
(MSteinmetz at spalding.edu); 'Robin Rice' (rrice at bluegrass-tech.org); Redwood
- PFarmer; LStaub; CSIEGRIST; Sandy Hayden (SHayden at wfcampus.org); Cindy
Huston; Jana Billingsley (JBillingsley at wfcampus.org); Johnson, Racheal N
(OVR-TH); McNabb, Cora L (OFB-FK); Matheis, Dave S (OVR-FK)
Subject: Seminar on making math and science accessible for blind students -
free session in Louisville on October 6

FYI - 

Anyone is welcome to attend the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics) Consortium meeting. There is no need to pre-register for the
STEM meeting and it is free and open to the public. It will be held in the
Park Suite, which is on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in
Louisville (the APH conference hotel) on Thursday, October 6 at 10:00 AM.
Full details are provided below.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Consortium Meeting 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. http://www.aph.org/annual-meeting-2016/

We would like to thank Design Science, the makers of software such as
MathType and MathPlayer for sponsoring the 2016 STEM Consortium Meeting.
Please visit their website for more details on their products:

October 6, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Park Suite, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 311 South Fourth Street, Louisville,
Kentucky 40202 This meeting will feature a series of presentations on 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:

- Volker Sorge is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the School of
Computer Science, University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom. Dr. Sorge
wil discuss his research and development work toward making accessible
chemical diagrams and other types of STEM content accessible to blind

- Neal Kuniansky is Marketing Director for Duxbury Systems, Inc. He will
discuss converting technical material from print-to-braille and
braille-to-print for UEB even with Nemeth in UEB, and methodologies for
student preparation of material using technical braille 6-key input to
prepare print math for a braille illiterate colleague or instructor.

- Steve Jacobs is President of IDEAL Group, Inc., and has been in the
computer industry for over 40 years, including serving as President of IDEAL
at NCR Corporation. Steve Jacobs will present an overview and demonstration
of the IDEAL Math Writer for Android devices, and also the InftyReader
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) application for digital math content.

- Greg Stilson, HumanWare, is Product Manager for the Braille Products
Division. He will discuss the BrailleNote Touch, the world's first Google
Certified braille tablet which will soon be updated by version 2.0 of the
Touch firmware offering users the KeyMath app.  This app will make the
Touch the first mobile device which is capable of real time translation of
entered braille math to perfect print content for sighted teachers and
classmates to immediately see on the screen.

- Dan Gardner is CEO of ViewPlus Technologies, Inc. He will discuss their
latest software tools to create and use audio tactile graphics with
embossers from ViewPlus. He will show their simplified process to create
tactile graphics and audio tactile graphics, so they can be tailored to the
end users experience with reading tactile graphics.

- Dan Brown is Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Blindness Technologies,
for Pearson. He will provide a demo of the Pearson Equation Editor which is
being newly redesigned as a fully accessible editor for all students who
take computer-based assessments. The Pearson Equation Editor will, among
other things, provide for Nemeth braille input and output in real time.

- Rosanne Hoffmann, APH STEM Project Leader, and Ken Perry, APH Programmer
and Project Leader, will discuss the latest STEM innovations being develped
at the American Printing House for the Blind. One featured technology will
be the recently announced Graphiti, the world's first affordable tactile
graphics display.

This related meeting will be held in the Park Suite during the APH Annual
Meeting on Thursday, October 6, from 10:00 am until 12:15 pm at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel. This meeting is free and open to the public. There is no need
to register for this meeting.
For more information contact the event organizer: Steve Noble,
steve.noble at louisville.edu, 502-969-3088

--Steve Noble
steve.noble at louisville.edu

More information about the NFBK mailing list