Pi Day Tech Tips: Tip 4

Acid-Base Titration

Adapted from Experiment 24,"Acid Base Titration" from the Chemistry with Vernier lab manual


In this experiment you will:

Pi Day Tech Tips: Tip 2

Nemeth Code on the Braille Sense!

As of version 8.1 of the BrailleSense firmware, full Nemeth Support is available on the Braille Sense Plus, OnHand, and U2 series.

On Braille keyboard models, press BACKSPACE+N to enter and exit Nemeth Mode.
On QWERTY models, press ALT+N to enter Nemeth Mode. When in Nemeth Mode on QWERTY units, use Home row keys to write in Nemeth so that FDS are dots 123, and JKL are dots 456.

If you save your file as a DOC file and, unlike other products, it can print with standard mathematical symbols from a computer.

Pi Day Tech Tips: Tip 1

Math in Desire2Learn

Having math in an accessible format can be tricky, making it hard to interpret the math when students can’t even be sure that they’re getting the right message. The old way of dealing with mathematical equations was to create an image of the equation. Of course, this meant it was up to the instructor to create meaningful, unambiguous alt text for each equation. I think we all know that everybody’s idea of good alt text varies wildly, and we definitely all know how unforgiving math is about interpretations of equations. There is only one right answer.

National Federation of the Blind Summer Internship Opportunities

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States.  With an affiliate in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, the Federation is the voice of the nation’s blind.  In 2004, the NFB established the Jernigan Institute as the first research and training facility developed and directed by blind people.  Through its members at the local level and programs and services offered through the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, the Federation has established itself as a leader in creating innovative education programs, technologies, research, and partnerships that will forever change opportunities for the blind.  As we imagine and build a future full of opportunities, we are interested in fostering leadership and innovation through NFB internships. 

Navigating Desire2Learn

At Desire2Learn, we really want to make it so that your focus is on taking your classes and learning the material you're in school for, not having to figure out how in the heck you're supposed to use the thing that's standing between you and those materials. So, we've tried to make navigating our stuff as consistent as we can. Here are some tips that should apply across the board to help make getting around our system a breeze.

A Desire2Tame The Desire2Learn WYSIWYG Editor

At Desire2Learn, we care about the user experience of all users, no matter how they are accessing our system. But we know that even when we try to make things as intuitive as we possibly can, there are going to be places along the way that make people raise their eyebrows in confusion. One of them is the WYSIWYG editor.

We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident—Do You?

Technology and education are two topics that get a great deal of attention today. The intersection of technology and education is viewed as an unprecedented opportunity to fully unlock the power of knowledge and make it more accessible than ever before in the history of mankind. Innovative applications of technology are thought to be instrumental to breaking down traditional barriers to teaching and learning, and many people are working to utilize technologies to expand the circle of participation. At the same time, education is frequently—and, we believe, correctly—thought to be the civil rights issue of our time.


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