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Accessible Coding Demonstrations for Youth with Visual Impairment
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Science Odyssey 2021 (http://www.sciod.ca/event/2385/) – ONLINE

9:00AM to 1:00PM, May 1, 2021 (Saturday), Toronto, Canada (EDT)

Free Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/CNIB-Registration 

Here is the agenda.

Time	        Topic
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9:00-9:10 AM	Welcome Land Acknowledgement, Zoom Ground Rules, and Introductory Remarks
                Ms. Ainsley Latour, IDEA-STEM
                Student Assistants: 
                Ms. Robee Kassandra Adajar and Mr. Mudassir Mohammed, Ontario Tech University
9:10-9:30 AM	Opening Remarks
                Barriers Encountered by Students with Sight Loss in the Sciences
                Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
9:30-9:55 AM	Research Presentation 1 
                Inclusive Design for Visual Impairments
                Dr. Peter Coppin, OCAD University 
9:55-10:20 AM	Research Presentation 2
                Inclusive, Collaborative, and Playful Programming Environments for Children with Visual Impairments
                Dr. Tiago Guerreiro, University of Lisbon, Portugal
10:20-10:45 AM	Research Presentation 3
                Immersive Technologies for Accessible User Experiences
                Dr. Alvaro Joffre Uribe Quevedo, Ontario Tech University
10:45-11:10 AM	Research Presentation 4
                Board of Tangible User Interfaces as Learning Tool for Children with Visual or Intellectual Disabilities
                Ms. Mónica Andrea Sandoval Carreño and Dr. Jesús Andrés Sandoval Bringas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur., Mexico
                Dr. Miguel Vargas Martin, Ontario Tech University
11:10-11:35 AM	Research Presentation 5
                Applications of Accessible Mixed Reality (XR) in Industry
                Mr. Robert Ingino, SenseTech Solutions Inc.  
11:35-12:00 PM	Research Presentation 6
                Using smartphones to answer "What's around me?",  "Am I crossing the street safely?" and "Where's the entrance? "
                Dr. Jeremy R. Cooperstock, McGill University
12:00-12:25 PM	Research Presentation 7
                Accessible Coding Demonstrations for Youth with Visual Impairment
                Ms. Jennifer Cárdenas, Mr. Rupendra Raavi, and Dr. Patrick C. K. Hung, Ontario Tech University
12:25-1:00 PM	Discussion and Closing
                Ms. Ainsley Latour, IDEA-STEM
                Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)