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Using AI to remove digital barriers for math students

Sight Tech Global's virtual conference from December 1 - 2, 2021 produced by Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, with Google, TechCrunch and Yahoo.

Learn how AI can help improve accessibility for math students in this session originally presented at Sight Tech Global on December 1st, 2021. In the world of accessibility, mathematical studies have been a long standing challenge. For students, online math instruction and assessment can pose barriers. More specifically, there is not a sufficient, two-way method for getting math and science information, like charts, graphs, tables, or code for equations, to and from a refreshable braille display, which poses a challenge for online assessment.

Thanks to innovation, research, and advancements in technology, some of these challenges are being addressed. This session will discuss the work NWEA is leading, in collaboration with the Perkins Access digital accessibility consulting team, to make middle school mathematics assessments more accessible for students with visual disabilities using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. NWEA accessibility research manager, Dr. Elizabeth Barker, was awarded a generous AI for Accessibility grant from Microsoft to help further these efforts.


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