Accessible TeX Hour: Thu 14 Oct: Potential US gov't grant opportunity ($600,000 over 3 years)

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Wed Oct 13 01:20:15 CEST 2021


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I'm not active in the tex community, but this sounds reasonably on topic to


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On Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 4:11 PM Jonathan Fine <jfine2358 at> wrote:

> Hi
> The US Government is likely to announce a grant opportunity whose scope
> can include making it easier for teachers, professors, and other
> professionals to render math-focused (STEM) educational materials
> accessible to students with print disabilities. Also within scope is
> improving the experience of visually impaired programmers.
> The government expects to fund seven projects for three years each at
> ~$200,000 a year, per project.  The estimated start date is September 2022.
> This week's special guest is Steve Jacobs (President of the IDEAL Group).
> Steve has much experience with US Government-funded projects, from
> inception to application to development to completion.
> Date: Thursday 14 October.
> DC time 1:30 to 2:30pm. DC time now:
> UK time 6.30 to 7.30pm. UK time now:
> Zoom URL:
> The purpose of this week's Accessible TeX Hour is to bring together all
> those interested in contributing to and benefitting from such a grant,
> whether via IDEAL Group or otherwise. A mailing list or forum might be an
> immediate outcome from this meeting.
> This Forecast Opportunity can be found on by searching for
> Opportunity Number HHS-2022-ACL-NIDILRR-IFDV-0007.
> Finally, the key passage from the grant opportunity forecast. Warning -
> it's a bit long and written in a technical language.
> Here goes with the key passage: The purpose of the Field Initiated
> Projects program is to generate new knowledge through research or to
> develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that maximize
> the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent
> living, family support, and economic and self-sufficiency of people with
> disabilities, especially people with the highest support needs. In carrying
> out a development activity under a Field Initiated Projects development
> grant, a grantee must use knowledge and understanding gained from research
> to create materials, devices, systems, methods, measures, techniques,
> tools, prototypes, processes, or intervention protocols that are beneficial
> to the target population.
> Thank you for reading to the end.
> with kind regards
> Jonathan
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