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Vision-Aid invites you to Boston Accessibility Conference 2018

Boston Accessibility Conference 2017

 

The Vision-Aid team is excited to announce the next major event, a series of speakers and panels at a Conference co-sponsored by Vision-Aid : The Boston Accessibility Conference on Saturday October 27th at the Fidelity Offices in downtown Boston, MA. This is a FREE event, open to the public. Conference and registration information can be found below. Registration is currently open.

Vision-Aid is sponsoring a panel "Making MOOCs more accessible to the visually impaired".

 

 

While Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are opening an exciting world of learning for many, and great strides have been made in the area of  accessibility, barriers still remain which can make some of the content in MOOCs inaccessible to persons with disabilities. A concentrated effort to overcome as many of the remaining barriers in accessibility as possible, can make MOOCs a vibrant and inclusive learning place for all. The World Health Organization estimates that there are over 250 million people world wide with low vision and around 40 million who are blind. How can we make MOOCs content and platforms fully accessible to this segment? A high-powered panel of experts will explore this subject from many perspectives.The challenges and needs of visually impaired learners, the innovations by MOOC platform providers , the role of educational institution, employers and technology providers, all of whose inputs are needed to offer a holistic solution. The discussion will include the role of modern technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) in addressing these challenges.

 

To register RSVP please use the link below. Registration is limited and seats are running out.

http://a11y-bos.org/about-a11ybos-2018/

 

The Boston Accessibility Conference is being organized by Boston Accessibility Group. The conference is free, thanks to sponsors and other donors. All donations go toward the event itself and help pay for food, drinks, assistive technology, and more. 

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