# Good Practice on Inclusive Curricula in the Mathematical Sciences

This booklet was produced by AccessMSOR and funded by MSOR Network and the National HESTEM Programme. It collects papers written by AccessMSOR members. It also contains an introduction to the area and an annotated resource list. The document is available in PDF at Good Practice on Inclusive Curricula in the Mathematical Sciences and a more accessible version of the same document is also available. |

This development was produced by Emma Cliffe, Peter Rowlett. Information is correct as of 2012. The information is suitable for Higher Education. The information is suitable for Assistive Technologist, Disability Practitioner, Lecturer, Student. Further information can be found at:

## Context

This development is relevant to:

- Subjects: Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research
- Disabilities: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Visual Impairments
- Difficulties: Anxiety/Stress, Difficulty empathising, Information processing difficulties, Language/Comprehension difficulties, Memory/Recall difficulties, Motor/Manual Dexterity difficulties, Organisational difficulties, Visual difficulties.

The particular STEM challenges considered are:

## Outcomes

- The challenges successfully met were:
- To meet these challenges the following processes were employed:
- Converting Word (Structured) to Word (Structured; MathType)
- Creating LaTeX (Transformable subset)
- Creating Word (Structured; MathType) documents
- Creating a tactile diagram
- Diagram description
- Print conversion
- Print recognition
- Provision of full notes prior to lectures
- Reading and writing LaTeX using the LaTeX-access scripts
- Using diagrams to structure mathematical processes

- The following skills were also built:

## Overview of content

This booklet contains the following:

- Introduction: good practice on inclusive curricula in the mathematical sciences
- Experiences of students with visual impairments
- Mathematics for visually impaired students at A-level and the transition to degree level
- On the accessibility of mathematics to visually impaired students in higher education
- Mathematics, dyslexia, and accessibility
- Assisting mathematics students who have Asperger syndrome
- Making online maths accessible to disabled students - issues and lessons from the Open University’s experience
- MathML and speech text
- Use of mindmaps to improve accessibility of the mathematics
- Selected further information and resources

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