Schedule of Presentations: ISLAND 2020

Inclusion in Science Learning a New Direction (ISLAND) Conference on Disability and STEM

Saturday, September 12, 2020

sponsored in part by the Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM)

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

All times are listed in Eastern Time (GMT -4:00)

9:00 AM. Welcome and Introductions

9:05 AM. Independent laboratory learning for students who are blind or low vision. Presenter: Dr. Siegbert Schmid, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

9:30AM. Making Scientific and Technical Materials Pervasively Accessible. Presenter: Dr. Jason J.G. White, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey.

9:55 AM. Chemistry for All: Developing Web Standards for the Interaction of Chemical Notation and Screen Reader Software. Presenter: Dr. Stefan M. Kilyanek, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

10:20 AM. Tea & Coffee Break

10:35 AM. Promoting Diversity and Accessibility and Developing BVI STEM Outreach Activities with Volunteer Research Scientists. Presenter: Dr. Daniel Steinberg, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.

11:00 AM. An Artificial Intelligence Tool for Accessible Science Education. Presenter: Jacob Watters & Dr. April Hill. – Metropolitan State University, Denver, Colorado.

11:25 AM. Digital Plant Growing System for Accessible Biology Education. Presenter: Alexander Lyubomirov, Metropolitan State University, Denver, Colorado.

11:50 AM. Making analytical chemistry accessible to blind and vision impaired students. Presenter: Dr. Alycia Palmer, Metropolitan State University, Denver, Colorado.

12:15 PM. Lunch Break

1:30 PM. Efficiency in STEM: The intersection of Usability and Accessibility. Presenter: Dr. Vincent Martin, Regions Bank, Atlanta, Georgia.

1:55 PM. An Accessible CURE: Course- Based Undergraduate Research Experiences for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students. Presenter: Dr. Todd Pagano, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.

2:20 PM. The PLAYground: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Virtual STEM Summer Camp. Presenter: Emma Monson, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.

2:45 PM. Tea & Coffee Break

3:00 PM. Rules for reducing Ambiguity in Spoken Mathematics. Presenter: Dr. Mick Isaacson, Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette, Indiana.

3:25 PM. Accessing and understanding graphical information for the Blind: How to. Presenter: Dr. Ashley Nashleanas, Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa & Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa.

3:50 PM. Intelligent Assistants for More Effective Multisensory Exploration of Digital Images. Presenter: Dr. Bradley S. Duerstock, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

4:15 PM. Design + Disability: Building the next generation of inclusive designers. Presenter: Kate Ganim, Born Just Right/Made Just Right, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

4:40 PM. Applying Universal Design Principles in Identifying Accessibility Solutions for Students in STEM Disciplines. Presenter: Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

5:05 PM. Concluding Remarks.

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