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DIAGRAM Out and About

2016 January 30
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by Amaya Webster
  • ATIA –Orlando, Florida – February 3 – 6, 2016
    • On Thursday, February 4, Lisa Wadors, Carol Stanger, James Leahy, Joseph Lane, Kathleen Hanek, Lisa Dieker and Lori Geist will host an interactive session called Researcher-Industry Collaboration: Establishing and Maintaining Value-Added Partnerships. The session will explore case examples of successful researcher-industry collaborations in all aspects of generating new or improved assistive technology (AT) products, including scientific research, engineering development, and industrial production. For more information visit http://goo.gl/qE16Sk.
    • On Friday, February 5, Lisa Wadors will present on 3D printing for accessible educations in a session entitled Enhancing Educational Opportunities for Tactile Learners Through 3D Printing. Participants will learn about the work DIAGRAM has been doing in this area, the findings from the 2015 3D Printing for Education Technology Forum and how teachers have incorporated this technology into their accessible classrooms for STEM education. For more information visit http://goo.gl/6cH86H.
  • Montana Accessibility Interest Group – Missoula, Montana- February 5, 2016
    • DIAGRAM community member Bryan Gould will be presenting on research-based techniques for describing complex images such as maps, charts, and info graphics. His talk will also cover considerations that must be made when creating alt text or image descriptions for assessments, and he’ll share links to several free resources from NCAM and the Diagram Center. For more information visit http://www.umt.edu/accessibility_group/default.php.
  • IDPF EPUB Accessibility Meetings– Baltimore, Maryland – February 23-24, 2016
    • George Kerscher, DIAGRAM community member and Secretary-General of the DAISY Consortium will open the meetings which will have a general theme around EPUB Accessibility as a Baseline by giving the keynote address.
    • Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead for DIAGRAM and Born Accessible, will be presenting a technical Note on behalf of the Digital Publishing Interest Group’s (DPUB) Accessibility Task Force. This Note addresses what is missing from WCAG in terms of Digital Publishing. The Note which is currently in draft status currently can be found at http://w3c.github.io/dpub-accessibility/.

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