Lambda: A multimodal approach to making mathematics accessible to blind students

Alistair D. N. Edwards, H. McCartney, F. Fogarolo

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Abstract

The study of mathematics is all but precluded to most blind students because of the reliance on visual notations. The Lambda System is an attempt to overcome this barrier to access through the development of a linear mathematical notation which can be manipulated by a multimodal mathematical editor. This provides access through braille, synthetic speech and a visual display. Initial results from a longitudinal study with prospective users are encouraging.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International ACM Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing 2006
PublisherACM
Pages48-54
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1-59593-290-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventACM SIGACCESS - Portland, Oregon, USA
Duration: 23 Oct 200625 Oct 2006

Conference

ConferenceACM SIGACCESS
CityPortland, Oregon, USA
Period23/10/0625/10/06

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