"WizKidz Science and Technology Centers developed the S.T.E.A.D.Y Academy initiative to spark and enhance students' with disabilities interest in science and technology education, two areas that fall short for servicing students with disabilities.... more »
"ULTRA Testing was founded in 2012 by a pair of former MIT roommates, Rajesh Anandan and Art Shectman. Anandan, who also works as SVP of strategic partnerships for the global charity UNICEF, has always believed that people with disabilities are likely to have hidden talents that others fail to notice.
"Even in... more »
I have classified the topic as "accessible workplace" but this applies to interpreters for education also. How can a student pass a course, when the interpreter did not communicate it all?
All too often, the interpreter just doesn't understand enough STEM to proficiently interpret the event. The interpreter's speciality is linguistics, not science. Many interpreters... more »
I don't have a solution exactly, but: there are lots of potential access problems (physical location, access to communication & materials for deaf and blind, I'm sure... more »
to those with physical and mental disabilities. As employees we fall short on requesting accommodations in our workplaces, for a multitude of reasons.
Notably one of the leading offenders of
taunting, humiliating and bullying their own (the disabled or different, often targeted) is the nursing profession,
where such conduct requires a zero tolerance,... more »
EASI Webinar: Math Education for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Tuesday, August 12 at 11 Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 Central and 2 PM Eastern
Presenters: Dave Schleppenbach and Wunji Lau from gh, LLC
Almost all STEM fields require high competence in mathematics, a subject that is notoriously difficult to effectively present to... more »
A number of programs exist to evaluate community colleges in their efforts to recruit underrepresented groups in STEM. Local community colleges and high schools could coordinate efforts to identify and recruit promising students with disabilities as part of the transition process. Programs for adult learners with disabilities could also be useful as well.
It means to find work... more »
For example I... more »
We invite you to join us for the DIAGRAM Center's upcoming free Webinar: “New Models for Creating Accessible Interactive Widgets for STEM Learning” on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern; 19:00 GMT). The webinar will be presented by NCAM's Madeleine Rothberg, and Kyle Keane from Wolfram Research, and you can register using the link included here.
"One of the things that I’ve mentioned before, is that while I am diagnosed autistic, and being autistic impacts many parts of my life in ways that other people just don’t ever experience, I am not “out” as autistic... more »