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Accessing MSOR: Visual impairment hands-on workshop

Workshop convenor, CETL-MSOR Conference 2009, Open University (07/09/2009).

Due to the visual nature of MSOR subjects, particularly diagrams and mathematical notation, students with visual impairments often encounter difficulties accessing and producing content. This session will provide participants with conceptual understanding into the problems visually impaired students may face when taking MSOR subjects. It will also develop practical ideas and skills in using the equipment and methods by which such students will access and produce MSOR content. This session will be practical and hands-on, requiring active participation from all attendees in tasks both simulating the experience of visually impaired students and the process of supporting such students in their learning.

Speakers: Emma Rowlett, Sidney Tyrrell and Eckhard Pfluegel.