STEM Accessibility Consortium
The 143rd Annual Meeting of Ex Officio Trustees and Special Guests
American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
October 13–15, 2011
Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
“Running Strong Since 1858”
Using the model of the AFB Solutions Forum, this meeting will feature discussion of 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:
- John Gardner is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Oregon State University and President of ViewPlus Technologies. He will discuss modern methods for making two-dimensionally-represented information easily accessible is STEM content, including tables, charts, graphs, and diagrams.
- Dave Schleppenbach is President of GH, LLC, and a chemist by formal education. He will discuss his current work as one of the research strand partners of the federally-funded Mathematics eText Research Center (MeTRC) as well as a follow-on grant involving an on-line Algebra Course in Moodle for blind students.
- Steve Jacobs is President of IDEAL Group, Inc., and has been in the computer industry for 36 years, including serving as President of IDEAL at NCR Corporation. He will discuss OCR scanning technology for mathematics, Speech-Driven Math Editing, Audio-Describing Math Tutorial Videos, Automatically generating visual and math descriptions of math equations, and Video Audio-Description Client of the Future.
This related meeting will be held in the Segell Room during Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 13, from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Galt House Hotel.