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July 2014 Training & Outreach Update

2014 July 21

Next DIAGRAM Webinar: New Models for Creating Accessible Interactive Widgets for STEM Learning
Are you a publisher, UX designer, accessibility researcher, or developer who has wondered whether it is possible for interactive graphics to become effective learning tools for learners who rely on screenreaders for access, especially in the STEM classroom? Tune in to this webinar to hear the results of new DIAGRAM research into current best practices for making dynamic scientific graphics accessible to persons with print disabilities. Kyle Keane will discuss his framework that describes the information flow in interactive widgets, a set of guidelines for providing this information to users, and a freely available working example to aid content creators in the implementation of guidelines. A walk-through of the working example and its source code will be included. Madeleine Rothberg will discuss exciting developments happening elsewhere in the field, including examples of interactive widgets currently available from Pearson and others. She will also discuss the wide range of widgets being delivered in new K-12 assessments and the accessibility challenges they create.

Title:                New Models for Creating Accessible Interactive Widgets for STEM Learning
Date:                Thursday, August 7, 2014
Time:               11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern; 19:00 GMT)
Presenters:   Kyle Keane, Wolfram Research and Madeleine Rothberg, National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM, WGBH)

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