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Indrayud Mandal, a current SDM fellow, will co-present a pre-conference workshop at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference on March 6th and 7th, 2021. “Using Tactile Puzzles for More Efficient Introduction of Geometrical Concepts to Visually Impaired Individuals” will offer attendees the opportunity to work through constructing accessible designs for students with visual impairments. The workshop will be co-presented with Dr. Kyle Keane, AI research scientist at the MIT Quest for Intelligence and lecturer in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Prithvi Raj, lead experience designer in the User Experience Design research group at Siemens Corporate Technology R&D in Bangalore, India. The CSUN Assistive Technology Conference is in its 36th year and is hosted by the Center on Disabilities at California State University, Northridge.

Indrayud is a second-year fellow in the SDM program and earned a bachelor of engineering degree from the Manipal Institute of Technology. Before coming to SDM, he worked for Deloitte as a software development consultant and business technology analyst.

For more information on the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, please visit the conference website at https://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/sessions/index.php/public/website_pages/view/5. The conference will be held virtually from March 9–12, 2021, with pre-conference workshops on March 6–8.