Researchers Display Technology That Assists People With Disabilities

October 19, 1998

Approximately 10 research projects aimed at reducing barriers that prevent people with disabilities from full participation in mathematics and science education will be on display Tuesday, October 20, at the National Science Foundation's Exhibit Center in Arlington, Va. The researchers responsible for these projects all funded by NSF's Program for Persons with Disabilities will discuss and demonstrate their state-of-the-art technology.

Examples of these ongoing research projects include: Access to visual information by blind and dyslexic students is the most frequently cited difficulty identified for students with disabilities studying science and mathematics. Many NSF- supported projects address this problem area.

Who:
Larry Scadden, Program Director
National Science Foundation, Program for
Persons With Disabilities

What:
Projects and technology designed to facilitate the participation of people with disabilities in science, mathematics and technology education.

Where:
National Science Foundation, Exhibit Center
4201 Wilson Blvd., 1st Floor (North)
Arlington, VA (Located between Ballston Metro subway station and Ballston Commons Mall)

When:
Tuesday, October 20, 1998
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact:
K. Lee Herring, (703) 306-1070/kherring@nsf.gov

Broadcasters:
B-roll will be available; contact Dena Headlee (pager: 1-888-937-5249)
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National Science Foundation

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