[blindkid] Please take a moment to tell NSF and the Dept. of Ed. about the need for accessible mathematics
dandrews at visi.com
Fri Jun 29 21:47:55 UTC 2012
>[Apologies in advance for sending this out to multiple lists]
>There's a relatively painless way you can comment to the National
>Science Foundation and the Department of Education about the need
>for accessibility to mathematics in education. But be forewarned
>that the deadline is July 1 (this Sunday), so be sure to submit
>something this week.
>There's a very brief survey which the NSF and Dept. of Ed. are
>asking people to fill out concerning a new jointly-funded K-16
>Mathematics Education Initiative. I think it is important that the
>feds hear about the issues students with disabilities face when
>learning mathematics, and in particular the problems created by
>inaccessible mathematics instructional content and assessments.
>There's only two items they ask for:
>(1) Explain the priority issue, challenge, or opportunity; provide a
>brief rationale for its importance; and comment on the implications
>it has for the teaching and learning of mathematics at the K-16 level.
>(2) Provide the evidence or research base that supports the priority
>issue, challenge, or opportunity you have identified, including
>references, if appropriate.
>Here's a direct link to the survey:
>Here's a link to the Dear Colleague letter giving more background on
>the initiative: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12080/nsf12080.jsp
>Finally, if you would like a few references for items to support the
>need for accessible mathematics, you could take a look at this page:
>Even if you only have a few minutes to submit a couple of sentences,
>that would be better than silence. Perhaps if the feds hear from
>enough people they may set aside some of the $60 million they
>mention to working on the problem.
>steve.noble at louisville.edu
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