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CR-MWAC-14: Math-tastic: Accessible Math for All Learners

Experience the latest technologies for making math accessible to diverse learners. Math is its own language, and the ability to perceive and process the information in math content can be a barrier that prevents some learners from pursuing careers in math and related STEM fields. In this session, you will explore tools that provide multiple representations of math text, including text to speech supports as well as math sonification of graphics.

Learning Objectives

  • First Learning Objective: Identify one or more difference between accessible and inaccessible math content.
  • Second Learning Objective: Demonstrate using one or more tools to represent math content in multiple formats.
  • Third Learning Objective: Develop one or more examples of accessible math content.
Mainstream & Web Accessible Technologies

Target Audience
Accessibility Professional; Alternative Media Specialist; Consultants/Trainers; Curriculum and Instruction; Disability Services; Educators; Faculty/Instructors - Higher Education; Family Members; Government/Non-Profit Agencies; Instructional Technologist; Media Specialist; Occupational Therapists; Paraprofessionals; Speech-Language Pathologists; Special Education Educators; Teachers of the Visually Impaired; Visual Impairment Specialists

Experience Level

Content Area
Professional Area

ATIA 2020 Conference Recording
This course was given at the ATIA 2020 Conference on Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Continuing Education Credits
For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs
This course is offered for the following CEUs: AOTA; IACET
This course is offered for the following number of CEUs: 1.0 CEU Hours and 0.1 CEU Units.

Lynn McCormack
As a Software Engineer and the Senior Technologist for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center) at CAST in Wakefield, MA, Lynn McCormack works to promote accessible practices within the design, development and implementation of learning environments. With a keen eye for lowering barriers to access educational materials, she works to implement solutions with a focus on Universal Design for Learning. Lynn has been working in the education field for over a decade as a teacher, curriculum developer as well as technologist.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
I receive a salary from my employer, CAST. ATIA is a technical support provider to CAST for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials ( #H327Z190004).
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: No

Luis Perez
National AEM Center for Learning
Luis Pérez is a technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials at CAST. In this role, he promotes the creation, delivery and use of high quality accessible educational materials and technologies to support equitable learning opportunities for all students. He holds a doctorate in special education and a master’s degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida. Luis has published three books on accessibility, mobile learning and UDL: Mobile Learning for All (Corwin Press), Dive into UDL (ISTE) and Learning on the Go (CAST Publishing).
Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
I am a salaried employee of the National AEM Center at CAST. The AEM Center is federally funded through the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education. I am also an author with two books for which I receive royalties: Learning
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: No