Out and About
2016 September 23
- DIAGRAM at Microsoft
July 16, 2016 in Mountain View, CA
Sue-Ann Ma and Amaya Webster presented the Poet Image Description Training Module to the Microsoft Power Point Team at their Mountain View office with the Redmond, Washington team joining remotely via video conference. The event, which was referred to as an image slam, was in actuality a combination of presentation, training and user testing.
- DIAGRAM at AER International Conference
July 21, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL
Sue-Ann Ma joined DIAGRAM community member Steve Noble as part of a panel on Accessible math in as session titled “Math Materials: Making Them Accessible” at this year’s AER conference. They discussed the issues faced by students with visual impairment in accessing Math and STEM curricular materials, shared what is working and what resources are available for teachers and students.
- DIAGRAM at OSEP Project Directors Meeting
August 3, 2016 in Washington D.C
Brad Turner and Lisa Wadors presented on “The Future of Accessible Educational Materials” at this year’s Project Directors Meeting. Their session addressed the future of educational materials and how accessible content needs to be created to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities.
- DIAGRAM at Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs
August 10-12, 2016 in Louisville, KY
Lisa Wadors presented a session on the Diagrammar tool which is a data model for image description metadata at this IFLA and APH satellite conference.
- Benetech at W3C Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings
September 19 – 23, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal
George Kerscher was the moderator and Charles LaPierre a panelist for a session entitled “Accessibility: Electronic Documents and Web Convergence” at this year’s TPAC conference.
- DIAGRAM at the BISG (Book Industry Study Group) Annual Meeting of Members
September 30, 2016 in New York, New York
Robin Seaman will be speaking to approximately 200 of BISG’s most engaged members delivering an update on accessible publishing.