Frequently Asked Questions - Benefits everyone

This is a 13 minute video produced by the DO-IT program at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.  It is worth watching as you will see a wide variety of strategies that can help visually impaired science students in labs, lectures and tutorials.  The team also worked on an AccessSTEM project that provides many more ideas. 


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Emma Rowlett and Chris Stonehouse have edited guidance for the Maths, Stats and OR Network  'Good Practise on Inclusive Curricula in the Mathematical Sciences'  The subjects covered include:

  • 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
  • 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

Below is a video about access to Mathematics with a screen reader and the issues that arise 

This video covers the issues discussed above, between 7m15s and 11m45s.

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"I Have a Blind Student in My Maths/Science Class, Should I panic? How to promote inclusion for blind students" Invited speaker session by Donal Fitzpatrick, Lecturer at the School of Computing at Dublin University, at Thriving in a colder and more challenging climate, the 2011 conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). Session given in Leeds, UK, on Thursday 8 September 2011 at 10.30. For information about ALT go to Made publicly available by ALT under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 2.0 UK: England and Wales license