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.

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Room 2905

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 9th, 11:00 AM Mar 9th, 11:45 AM

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.