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Working memory and math problem solving by blind middle and high school students: Implications for universal access
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, , University of Southern California, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Math achievement tends to be low for blind students, relative to other academic subjects. The project is investigating how blind students solve math word problems varying in text length and grade-level readability, in the context of an existing web-based tutorial. Text-to-speech software will allow blind students to access word problems in audio format. Replay actions will be used to track blind students’ processing of word problem texts varying in number of words and grade-level readability. Results will be used to adapt the software to select math word problems that are appropriate for blind students.

Citation

Beal, C. & Shaw, E. (2008). Working memory and math problem solving by blind middle and high school students: Implications for universal access. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 5011-5016). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 26, 2020 from .

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