Visual impairment in Maths, Stats and OR (MSOR)
An Accessing Maths, Stats and OR Workshop
From the Maths, Stats and OR Network
Thursday 17th December 2009
Room 002, CELS/NSRC Building, Nottingham Trent University Clifton
Campus (near the centre of campus on the campus map
The theme of this workshop is issues surrounding access to and
interaction with mathematical content by visually impaired students.
The workshop will explore these issues and look at some ways
technology can help.
The workshop will be of interest to those wishing to gain an insight
into the issues surrounding access to MSOR content and those
interested in the use of technology to support teaching and learning
by visually impaired students in MSOR subjects. It will offer
practical advice for
those involved with teaching or supporting such students.
11:00-11.10 Welcome - Peter Rowlett, Nottingham Trent University
11.10-12.30 Emma Rowlett, Nottingham Trent University - Issues facing
students with visual impairments accessing MSOR content* - Including
hands on workshop
1.30-2.00 Emma Cliffe, University of Bath - Evaluating and using
emerging technologies to enable access to MSOR content
2.00-2.30 Alistair Edwards, University of York - Lambda: Linear Access
to Mathematics for Braille Devices and Audio Synthesis
2.40-3.10 Michael Whapples, Nottingham Trent University - LaTeX to
Braille & speech conversion with BrlTex*
3.10-3.40 Eckhard Pfluegel, Kingston University - TalkMaths - The
Challenge of Designing a Speech-Driven Mathematical Content Editor
3.40-4.00 Open discussion
* these talks are project outcomes from the MSOR Network funded
"AccessMSOR: LaTeX and Braille" project.
Registration for this workshop is now open via Academy Online. You will
first need to register on the Academy Online website and then register
for the event.
Registration available via:
Workshop webpage: http://mathstore.ac.uk/index.php?pid=274
Emma Jane Rowlett
School of Sociology and Social Policy
University of Nottingham
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