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The Blind Science Conference is organized on July 7 and 8, 2017 at the office of Babbage Automation in Roosendaal (the Netherlands). We invite blind (pre-) university students in fields involving statistics and mathematics as well as professionals involved in supporting those students (see audience for details) to learn about great tools which help them succeed in their studies, exchange experiences and expand their network.
What to expect
Our program features a variety of thematic sessions and workshops which demonstrate tools and techniques which can help blind science students succeed in their studies. Highlights of this year’s program include:
- A thematic session in which we discuss the most effective ways to author (mathematical) documents as a blind student, such as LaTeX and Markdown
- A thematic session on how to author, read and interpret (tactile) images encountered in science fields, such as diagrams or graphics encounterde in physics
- Workshops on solutions for doing statistics as a blind student, such as R (presented by our special guest from New Zealand Jonathan Godfrey, blind statistics professor and author of the
‘let’s use R now’ book.
- Various smaller sessions on themes such as building your own electronic prototypes using the Arduino microcontroller as a blind student.
Our program offers great value to all blind science students and professionals supporting such students, ranging from beginners to experts. So don’t wait and register for our event! On the venue page you can find some practical information about the conference location, travel and lodging; under registration you can read all conditions for registering and register streight away. Please note we are still setting up this conference so details are still being finalized, keep an eye on this website for updates and don’t hecitate to contact us if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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