Touching The Curve At The Accessibility Conference

I just got word that I’ll be speaking at the 2015 Accessibility Conference this May. Specifically I’ll be talking about a project I’ve been working on with several students and with Dr. Denis Nikitenko that seeks to use sound and gesture control devices to improve the mathematics and statistics education of the visually impaired. If you’re interested in accessibility, you can check out the conference page here.

The session I’ll be running is called Touching The Curve. The abstract is below.

The Sonification and Gesture Control research group at the University of Guelph is investigating the use of sonification and gesture control devices to enhance the educational experience of students who are visually impaired. The goal of this talk is threefold:

  1. review the educational challenges faced by the visually impaired,
  2. introduce and demo sonification and gesture based solutions that overcome these challenges, and
  3. outline any findings to date.

For more details, visit the site page here.


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