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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-70540-6_139

URL: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/978-3-540-70540-6

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.

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