Presented by Julien Claassen.
A short tour through the multi OS general purpose Computer Algebra System Maxima. This workshop demonstrates some basic features of Maxima based on a short example of a curve sketching and the solving of linear and nonlinear equation systems.
For the full document accompanying the workshop, including the full text, instructions on installation, all examples and an appendix, please see: A Guide to Maxma.
The author of the workshop will introduce some frequent problems in programming caused mainly by blindness to participants. These problems will be analysed and solutions good enough for communication with sighted teachers / colleagues will be searched for.
Students who study technical subjects are confronted with many diagrams. At the SZS, the graphics are either described textually or printed tactile. Thus, the students must be able to explore, read, interpret and understand tactile graphics.
This brief training program, based on graphics which are produced with the Tiger Embosser, is intended to teach how to explore simple technical graphics like pie charts, graphs within a coordinate system and circuit diagrams.
Every university study program requires students to perform literature searches. Nowadays many scientific articles and ebooks are available on the public internet and universities offer their students access to an even larger body of digital scientific literature. Unfortunately, the websites where you can find this material are often hard to access for screen reader users. Once you find a scientific article or ebook, it is often hard to read. Some documents are completely unreadable due to copy protection side effects.