#### Proposal Title

Teaching Mathematics to Visually Impaired College Students

#### Proposal Abstract

Visually impaired students face unique problems when engaged in mathematics. The visual, two-dimensional presentation in most college mathematics classes makes access difficult for them. Unfortunately, most mathematics instructors are not familiar with strategies to help these students. This presentation will discuss a case study in which a mathematics professor examined learning roadblocks for one visually impaired student in a learning support algebra class and adopted appropriate teaching strategies, assessment techniques and adaptive technology to facilitate the student's learning. Practical challenges faced by the professor will also be discussed.

#### Location

Room 2905

#### Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

#### Recommended Citation

Hassani, Hassan and Irvin, Terry, "Teaching Mathematics to Visually Impaired College Students " (2011). *SoTL Commons Conference*. 18.

http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/sotlcommons/SoTL/2011/18

Teaching Mathematics to Visually Impaired College Students

Room 2905

Visually impaired students face unique problems when engaged in mathematics. The visual, two-dimensional presentation in most college mathematics classes makes access difficult for them. Unfortunately, most mathematics instructors are not familiar with strategies to help these students. This presentation will discuss a case study in which a mathematics professor examined learning roadblocks for one visually impaired student in a learning support algebra class and adopted appropriate teaching strategies, assessment techniques and adaptive technology to facilitate the student's learning. Practical challenges faced by the professor will also be discussed.