Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 294- The Blind and Visually Impaired Learning Geometry


A team of cross-disciplinary researchers has been recognized for helping the blind and visually impaired learn geometry. Researchers from three universities – Scott Lambert, Chloe Hershenow, and Jenna Gorlewicz of St. Louis University, Brett Fiedler of the PhET Interactive Simulations Project and University of Colorado Boulder, and Dor Abrahamson at University of California Berkeley have won the Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Assistive Technology Research. Jenna and Brett join us to talk about winning the award and their research on helping the blind learn geometry.
 
To listen to this week’s “Speaking Out for the Blind,” go to: https://www.acbmedia.org/home/streams/, and choose one of the links under the heading “ACB Media 1 – Mainstream,” or call 1-518-906-1820, and when prompted, press “1” for ACB Media 1. You may also listen to the program live on the ACB Link mobile app. For more information, go to http://link.acb.org. Show archive page is at https://speaking-out-for-the-blind.pinecast.co/.
 
How to access ACB Media 1 on Amazon Alexa:
From your Alexa-enabled device first Enable the skill by saying:

1. Approach your Alexa device and issue this command: “Alexa, Delete Everything I’ve Ever Said on this device”
Please Note: This will need to be done on each Alexa device in your home.
 
2. Wait 30 seconds and then say: “Alexa, Open ACB Media”
The new ACB Media skill will launch.
 
As a reminder, ask for the name of the stream that you would like to hear. The list below are the names for each of the ACB Media stream designations: 

  • ACB Mainstream is now ACB 1  

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