Accessing and Succeeding in STEM Courses: Call

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The Science and Engineering Division of the National Federation of the Blind and the National Association of Blind Students present a joint phone conference on how blind professionals, and blind college and graduate students are succeeding in courses to do with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  The call-in number is the NABS conference line 712-770-5197, Participant Access Code: 265669.  The call will occur at 8 PM EST through 9 PM EST on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

Topics will be of interest for blind students in middle school, high school, college and graduate school and professionals. Parents of blind school-aged children and educators are also welcome.  

Currently, the scheduled speakers and topics are:

  • Cristian Bernareggi -  Creating accessible PDF from LaTeX,
  • Alfred D'Agostino - Independence and Least Restrictive Learning Environment in the Undergraduate Science Course,
  • William Freeman - Math in BrailleBlaster, 
  • Doug Lee - Solving tech problems in unique ways, and 
  • Ed Summers -Non-visual access to quantitative analysis, statistics and data visualization.