Tag Archives: Accessibility and technology

A Remote Multimodal Learning Environment to Increase Graphical Information Access for Blind and Visually Impaired Students

8/15/18-7/31/21 PIs: Nicholas Giudice, Justin Dimmel, Stacy Doore University of Maine Award Details There are many limitations for students who are blind or visually impaired (BVI) in accessing complex STEM graphical information in the classroom or workplace. This longstanding problem arises due to reliance on inaccessible and outdated learning materials, the need for costly specialized […]

Collaborative Research: Automatic Text-Simplification and Reading-Assistance to Support Self-Directed Learning by Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Computing Workers

8/1/18-7/31/21 PIs: Wei Xu, Ohio State University (Award Details) Matt Huenerfauth, Rochester Institute of Technology (Award Details) While there is a shortage of computing and IT professionals in the U.S., there is underrepresentation of people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) in such careers. There is great diversity in the English reading skills […]

Synthesis and design workshop: Designing STEM learning environments for individuals with disabilities

9/1/18-8/31/19 PI: Sheryl Burgstahler University of Washington Award Details This workshop will convene January 15-18, 2019 in Seattle, WA. Learn more and apply. This workshop is funded through the “Dear Colleague Letter: Principles for the Design of Digital Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Learning Environments (NSF 18-017).” This workshop is led by the DO-IT […]

Collaborative Research: EAGER: SCIENCE: Systemic Cultivation of Inclusive Equitable Nurturing Classroom Ecology

9/01/2017-8/31/2019 PIs: Shiri Azenkot, Cornell University (Award Details) Holly Lawson, Portland State University (Award Details) In this collaborative proposal, a team of human-computer interaction and learning science researchers will collaborate with science education practitioners to develop and study a novel learning genre that aims to promote equity in science education for 4th-9th graders. The research […]

CAP: AccessCyberlearning

PI: Sheryl Burgstahler University of Washington Award Details One challenge in designing and studying technology-based learning environments is incorporating state of the art knowledge about how technology can support (or hinder) those with disabilities. This project will help researchers in the cyberlearning community do research that takes into account what is known about technology and […]

DIP: Collaborative Research: Taking Hands-on Experimentation to the Cloud: Comparing Physical and Virtual Models in Biology on a Massive Scale

PIs: Ingmar Hans Riedel-Kruse, Paulo Blikstein Stanford University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education DIP project, the PIs are building and evaluating a technological and curricular infrastructure to empower scalable, low-cost experimentations for undergraduates and K-12 students in the life sciences. The infrastructure exploits two technologies that have been developed by the PIs: biotic […]

EXP: Exploring Augmented Reality to Improve Learning by Deaf Children in Planetariums

PIs: Michael Jones, Fred Mangrubang, Eric Hintz, Ron Proctor Brigham Young University Award Details This project is investigating the use of head-mounted augmented reality (AR) to improve learning outcomes among deaf and hard of hearing learners in situations that make learning logistically-challenging for them, specifically presentation situations where there is also some scenario that needs […]

EAGER: Promoting Algebra Learning Through an Accessible Expression System for Students with Visual Impairments and Blindness

PI: Derrick Smith, Erica Slate University of Alabama in Huntsville Award Details The long-term goal of the PIs for this project is to transform the enterprise of STEM education for blind students and those with visual impairments by creating a fully accessible teaching platform that acknowledges their special needs. Learning of mathematics for students with […]