A Software Tutorial for Learning the Nemeth Code of Braille MathematicsBy Kapperman, Gaylen; Sticken, Jodi; Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Vol. 96, No. 12, pp. 855-857
Publication Date: December 2002
Article describes a software tutorial that can be used by people who are blind to learn the Nemeth Code of Braille mathematics notation. The program was designed for use with the Braille Lite, a braille notetaker that has speech and a refreshable braille display. The tutorial is appropriate for independent use by middle school, secondary school, and university students. The tutorial is comprised of eighteen lessons. Each lesson contains one to seven sublessons. Each sublesson has an explanation section and three exercises. The students can use all of the regular Braille Lite cursor navigation keystrokes to move through the tutorial character by character, word by word, or line by line. The content of the lessons appears on the braille display on line at a time, and the student can read the Braille mathematics on the display at the same time that he or she listens to how it is spoken. The authors anticipate that the software will be a significant addition to the tools available to teachers of students who are blind.
Assistive Products Discussed: BRAILLE LITE MILLENNIUM (SERIES M20)
BRAILLE LITE MILLENNIUM (SERIES M40)
Published by: AFB Press (Website:http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=46)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )
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