Evaluation of Software to support Disabled Students in Mathematics
This case study was written by Emma Cliffe, Susannah Doyle. It provides information suitable for Higher Education. It provides information suitable for Assistive Technologist, Disability Practitioner.
- This case study covers aspects of: Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research
- This case study may be useful for: Dyslexia, Visual Impairments
- It refers to a context, methods and processes as of 2009.
- It considers how the learning and teaching context in STEM subjects may lead to STEM challenges for students who experience Information processing difficulties, Language/Comprehension difficulties, Visual difficulties. The particular challenges considered are:
- The challenges successfully met were:
- To meet these challenges the following processes were employed:
- The following skills were also built:
Overview of content
- Why did you undertake this particular inclusion project?
- What was the context in which you used/developed this inclusion approach?
- What technologies and/or e-tools were available to you?
- What was the overall design or plan?
- Please outline any significant developments.
- What benefits did your inclusion approach produce?
- How did you develop and subsequently embed this inclusion approach?
- Did implementation of this inclusion approach have any disadvantages or drawbacks?
- How did this inclusion approach accord with or differ from any relevant departmental and/or institutional strategies?
- Summary and Reflection
- Appendix A: Tasks for access to mathematics which may be accomplished with combinations of listed software packages
- Appendix B: Comparison of processes for producing alternative versions of mathematical text
- Appendix C: Comments from students regarding SmartDraw and MathType
- Appendix D: Unforeseen set up difficulties
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