Access to Mathematics in Web Resources for People with a Visual Impairment
The authors discuss the issues of representing mathematics in web resources and the approaches available at the time. Two Open University projects are outlined.
This case study was written by Martyn Cooper, Tim Lowe, Mary Taylor. It provides information suitable for Higher Education. It provides information suitable for Assistive Technologist, Disability Practitioner, Lecturer. Further information can be found at:
- This case study covers aspects of: Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research
- This case study may be useful for: Visual Impairments
- It refers to a context, methods and processes as of 2008.
- It considers how the learning and teaching context in STEM subjects may lead to STEM challenges for students who experience Visual difficulties. The particular challenges considered are:
- The challenges successfully met were:
- To meet these challenges the following processes were employed:
- The following skills were also built:
Overview of content
The article contains the following headers:
- Needs of People with a Visual Impairment
- OU Teaching and Learning / Widening Participation Contexts
- Approaches to Making Mathematics Online Accessible
- Overview of Two Key OU Projects
- Maths and Scientific Content in the VLE Project
- The OpenMark-S Project
- Reflections on Current Status and Future Directions: "Where Do We Go from Here?"
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