Creating STEM-Based Accessible Educational Materials Using 3-D Printing - Webinar

Creating STEM-Based Accessible Educational Materials Using 3-D Printing - Webinar

Where: Webinar/Virtual

When: Thursday, January 10, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Workshop Organizer:  Kelsey Hall of University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Registration Fee:
NERCOMP Member: Free
Non-Member: $65

Event Overview
In a world full of inaccessible images, the challenge is real for individuals who learn differently. In Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math courses (STEM), the challenge can be overwhelming! For individuals who experience blindness or low-vision, STEM-based coursework can be daunting and difficult to complete independently when data visualization or imagery (such as the visual depiction of molecular structures) is heavily embedded. Less than 1% of individuals with disabilities go on to pursue advanced degrees and careers in STEM fields. UMass Amherst’s Assistive Technology Center in conjunction with the Digital Media Lab is engaging with a Molecular Biology professor in creating 3D-printed tactile-based kits to support a wide-array of learners (blind/low vision, ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities) to address questions/concerns of inclusion and accessibility in STEM-based classes on campus. Join us to find out more about this project and have an open discussion about STEM accessibility!

Session Outcomes:
Attendees will be able to identify accessibility barriers and 3D printed solutions in STEM education.
 - Attendees will be able to list 3D printing resources and/or tools for STEM-based curriculum.
 - Attendees will be able to describe how accessible 3D printing can be integrated into the general curriculum to support all learners.

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