Math Accessibility: It’s Finally Here!

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Scheduled at 8:00am in Standley II Lab on Wednesday November, 15.

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Speaker(s)

  • Paul Brown, Vice President, Texthelp

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

This session will overview Texthelp’s new math accessibility program, EquatIO. Struggling students now have a means to engage with and produce math in accessible ways! The wait is over.

Abstract

Math: An aspect of the college experience that is long overdue for an accessibility overhaul.

EquatIO is Texthelp’s new game-changing math software program that gives students and professors multiple means of producing, engaging with, and expressing math with ease. This session will overview the program’s core features including math-to-speech, speech-to-math, math prediction, and many other tools that empower students in this traditionally challenging area. Attendees will not only learn the program, but also how they can gain free access to its premium features as well as assist their students in utilizing the freemium and premium tools.

Keypoints

  1. Math Accessibility is here.
  2. EquatIO is a campus-wide UDL solution.
  3. VPAT's are made easier with EquatIO.

Disability Areas

Accessibility, Cognitive/Learning, Compliance, Disability studies, Universal design for learning

Topic Areas

Assistive Technology, Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Including Accessibility in Curriculum, Information Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Paul Brown

Paul Brown has been in education for 20 years as a teacher, technology coach, manager, and currently is a Vice President at Texthelp. Paul’s team oversees the successful implementation of the Read&Write and EquatIO product lines. Paul is a Cleveland Browns fan for life and asks for your pity ahead of time. He and his family live in Edina, MN.

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