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Access to mathematics in web resources for people with a visual impairment: Considerations and developments in an open and distance learning context

Cooper, Martyn; Lowe, Tim and Taylor, Mary (2008). Access to mathematics in web resources for people with a visual impairment: Considerations and developments in an open and distance learning context. In: Miesenberger, Klaus; Zagler, Wolfgang; Klaus, Joachim and Karshmer, Arthur eds. Computers Helping People with Special Needs. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (5105/2008). Berlin: Springer, pp. 926–933.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/978-3-540-70540-6
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-70540-6_139
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Abstract

This paper discusses issues in the representation of mathematics within web resources and how this affects access for people with a visual impairment. Firstly it outlines the distance and open learning context at the Open University and the needs of people with a visual impairment. The paper then describes and discusses different approaches to making maths online accessible to people with a visual impairment. Two key projects at the Open University are outlined and some reflections made on future directions for the work.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 3-540-70539-2, 978-3-540-70539-0
Extra Information: 11th International Conference, ICCHP 2008, Linz, Austria, July 9-11, 2008. Proceedings; ISSN 0302-9743;
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 16639
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2009 15:55
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:30
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16639
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