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February 2014 Training & Outreach Update

2014 February 27

Next DIAGRAM Webinar: 3D Printing of Accessible Educational Materials
How are teachers using 3D printing to create accessible materials for students with visual impairments? Hear the results of newly completed research exploring this question, and the challenges of using this technology for creating accessible materials. Examples of how 3D printing can create better learning and teaching experiences will be discussed for classroom implementation.

Title:                3D Printing of Accessible Educational Materials
Date:                Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time:               11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern; 19:00 GMT)
Presenter:        Yue-Ting Siu is a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI), Bay Area Unified School Districts; NLCSD Fellowship recipient and doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley

Accessible Image Sample Book Webinar Draws Hundreds of Registrants
Geoff Freed, Bryan Gould, Suzy Haines, Lucia Hasty, Steve Noble, Elaine Ober, and Madeleine Rothberg were the fantastic hosts of DIAGRAM’s February 6, 2014 webinar introducing the new Accessible Image Sample Book. We had a record-breaking 440 registrants from all over the world for this session, of which more than 250 logged in for the live webinar. Attendees included staff from publishers, universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, government agencies, and many more.  A closed-captioned recording of the webinar along with the PowerPoint slides and a written summary of the extensive Q & A, is now posted on the DIAGRAM webinars page. These resources are freely available – please share them with anyone who may be interested.

Outreach Working Group Update
The DIAGRAM Outreach Working Group met on Wednesday February 5, 2014. The group welcomed Gaeir Dietrich, director of the High Tech Center Training Unit (HTCTU) of the California community colleges as its newest member, and discussed the newly refreshed DIAGRAM Center web site, as well as promotion ideas for DIAGRAM webinars and the new Accessible Image Sample Book. Contact Outreach Working Group Chair Julie Noblitt at julien [at] benetech [dot] org if you would like more information or have ideas for discussion at our next quarterly meeting in April 2014. See the DIAGRAM Outreach Working Group wiki for meeting notes.

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