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Spoken mathematics: audio description of Probability and Statistics entries on Wikipedia

Grant number: 16/16955-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Journalism
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2016
Effective date (End): August 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications
Principal Investigator:Jefferson Antonio Galves
Grantee:Marília Reinato Carrera
Home Institution: Instituto de Matemática e Estatística (IME). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), Canada  
Associated research grant:13/07699-0 - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics - NeuroMat, AP.CEPID

Abstract

Given the population's right to education, according to the Constitution of theFederative Republic of Brazil, and the fundamental role of mathematics for the formation ofindividuals, in agreement with the Organisation for Economic Cooperationand Development(OECD), the research project aims to contribute to the scientific dissemination throughWikipedia Research Center Initiative, Innovation and diffusion in Neuromatemática CEPIDNeuroMat with the audio description of probability and statistics entries in Wikipedia. One ofthe potential achievements is to improve the access of probability and statistics formulas topeople with visual impairment. Given also the importance of Assistive Technologies fordigital accessibility, the research project intents to reflect on how the web 2.0 technologiescan boost the dissemination of scientific knowledge among the society.