I-Stem Webinar Series

Recent years has seen tremendus progress in accessibility research, and there has been some focus on making STEM accessible for the blind. However, this research community has been very fragmented and has not been able to reach the relevant stakeholders that can benefit from this research, particularly in developing countries such as India. To bridge this gap, I-Stem has launched a webinar series that seeks to bring together researchers from India and abroad, and connect them with the visually impaired community in India and other stakeholders in the sector. The objective is to create awareness about solutions that are already out there, while also helping researchers to get ideas from students by understanding the challenges that they face. Topics include experiences of blind math and science students, accessibility research (especially research aimed at improving math, science or computer science access), and other useful skills such as disability disclosure and self-advocacy.

The webinar series started 19th May, and webinars are organized every other Saturday at 6 PM IST. The show is also broadcasted on Radio Udaan every other Sunday at 9 PM IST.

To join the webinar live, you ccan tune into our Zoom meeting. You will likely need to install Zoom to join the meeting, but the process is accessible and should be relatively straightforward. Alternatively, you can listen to the show on Radio Udaan the next day, or later on our Youtube channel. Note that due to circumstances beyond our control, the first episode could not be broadcasted on Radio Udaan until 2nd June, and the second episode will be broadcasted on 9th June. Henceforth, all episodes will be broadcasted a day after the live webinar.

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Past Webinars

Date Topic Webinar audio/video Slides
Webinar1 (19th May) Introduction to I-Stem Webinar1 audio
Webinar2 (2nd June) Tools, techniques and strategies for successful math and science Webinar2 video Webinar2 slides

Next Webinar

The next live webinar will be on Saturday, 16th June at 6 PM IST. This will be broadcasted on Radio Udaan on Sunday, 17th June 2018. This webinar will discuss accessibility-related research projects at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.