[Athen] Math accessibility - feedback opportunity

Laurie Vasquez vasquez at sbcc.edu
Wed Jun 27 00:13:46 PDT 2012

*Be forewarned that the deadline is July 1 (this Sunday),*

Below is an opportunity to be heard on the topic of math accessibility. The
deadline for responses is July 1 (this Sunday).


>>There's a relatively painless way you can comment to the National Science

>>Foundation and the Department of Education about the need for

>>accessibility to mathematics in education. so be sure to submit something




>>There's a very brief survey which the NSF and Dept. of Ed. are asking

>>people to fill out concerning a new jointly-funded K-16 Mathematics

>>Education Initiative. I think it is important that the feds hear about

>>the issues students with disabilities face when learning mathematics, and

>>in particular the problems created by inaccessible mathematics

>>instructional content and assessments.


>>There's only two items they ask for:

>>(1) Explain the priority issue, challenge, or opportunity; provide a

>>brief rationale for its importance; and comment on the implications it

>>has for the teaching and learning of mathematics at the K-16 level.

>>(2) Provide the evidence or research base that supports the priority

>>issue, challenge, or opportunity you have identified, including

>>references, if appropriate.


>>Here's a direct link to the survey:



>>Here's a link to the Dear Colleague letter giving more background on the

>>initiative: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12080/nsf12080.jsp


>>Finally, if you would like a few references for items to support the need

>>for accessible mathematics, you could take a look at this page:






>>Even if you only have a few minutes to submit a couple of sentences, that

>>would be better than silence. Perhaps if the feds hear from enough people

>>they may set aside some of the $60 million they mention to working on the



>>Best regards,


>>--Steve Noble

>>steve.noble at louisville.edu



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