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July 2013 DIAGRAM Training & Outreach Update

2013 July 31
by Amaya Webster

DIAGRAM Webinar on Accessible Math
More than 100 participants tuned in on July 18th for DIAGRAM’s newest webinar, “Tools for Creating Accessible Math.” Geoff Freed, Bryan Gould, and Steve Noble discussed the latest in how to use MathML to make math expressions accessible and gave live demos of how assistive technologies interact with Web browsers and reading systems to read MathML expressions. Participant feedback was enthusiastic to say the least! If you missed this webinar, not to worry – just visit the DIAGRAM Training page to access the closed-captioned recording of this webinar along with the PowerPoint slides from the session and a written summary of the Q & A portion of the discussion. Our next webinar will take place in October. Stay tuned to this space for further information.

Outreach Working Group Update
The Outreach Working Group met July 3, 2013 to discuss strategy for gathering input for a potential informational video on the importance of image accessibility. We expect that the information we gather will also be helpful as we work on refreshing the DIAGRAM web site and continue to develop slide sets and talking points for further outreach.  The next meeting will take place in August on a date to be determined. Please contact Outreach Working Group Chair Julie Noblitt at julien [at] benetech [dot] org if you would like more information or have ideas for discussion.

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