When was the last time you met a visually impaired (VI) person persuing an engineering degree or any of the applied sciences in India ?
By the end of the session, (**hopefully**) you will have these questions answered ……..
º Why do visually Impaired students stop learning mathematics beyond the 7th grade ?
º Why aren’t there any accessible content in mathematics or higher sciences in India today ?
º Can computers really help a VI visualize a quadratic equation ?
º How can technology ,MathML (Math markup Language ), screen reader and YOU change it all ?
º How to create accessible math content yourself , or help your VI neighbour-kid ‘read’ mathematics himself .
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Also get to know about a bunch of youngsters working on an ambitious project in a village in trivandrum that could change the way visually impaired students learn mathematics in India.
º and learn how you can contribute to this .. ( we need you more than Uncle Sam does )
You should be able to distinguish between a double-cheese burger and a quadratic equation in one-variable.
If you do not know what a screen-reader is … GOOD !! We will explain it to you. For the hyper-curious ones, here it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_reader
P.S : We wont resort to any form of blatant self promotion. Promise !!!
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