DIAGRAM Tools Working Group Notes 14 July 2015

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DIAGRAM Tools Working Group

July 14, 2015

Present:

Sina Bahram, Anh Bui, Keith Creasy, Geoff Freed, John Gardner, Bryan Gould, Sue-Ann Ma, David Murphy, Julie Noblitt, Madeleine Rothberg, Neil Soiffer

Regrets:

Kathi Fletcher, George Kerscher, Richard Ladner, Josh Miele, Steve Noble, Elaine Ober, Dave Schleppenbach, Ron Stewart, Ed Summers, Bruce Walker, Ge Vue

Notes:

Sue-Ann Ma and Sina Bahram presented mock-ups of a new prototype of a Math Reading Support Matrix that will allow end-users to quickly determine what combinations of hardware and software will allow them to consume math in digital format.Download the PowerPoint slides and/or listen to the audio recording of the call (meeting substance begins at minute 3:20).

  • Objectives of the tool
    • Support end-users, educators, and technologists in a quickly-changing environment
    • Provide an accessible web-based support matrix to help ease the discovery of unique combinations of technologies required to access digital math
    • Highlight tools already supporting accessible math reading
    • Identify gaps in the current environment to:
      • Reach out to partners to further promote awareness and adopt best practices
      • Quantify the current state of technological support today
  • Target audiences
    • Teacher of the Visually Impaired
    • Blind student learning math
    • DIAGRAM Community
    • Educator (Teacher, Professor)
    • Mainstream Developer
    • Content Creator (Publishers)
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