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

Edwards, A.D.N., McCartney, H. and Fogarolo, F. (2006) Lambda: A multimodal approach to making mathematics accessible to blind students. In: Proceedings of the 8th International ACM Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing 2006. ACM SIGACCESS, October 23 - 25, 2006, Portland, Oregon, USA. ACM , pp. 48-54. ISBN 1-59593-290-9

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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.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Computer Science (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2009 11:36
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2009 11:36
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1168987.1168997
Status: Published
Publisher: ACM
Identification Number: 10.1145/1168987.1168997
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5483

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