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ERIC Number: EJ1169425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1940-9923
Increasing STEM Accessibility in Students with Print Disabilities through MathSpeak
Isaacson, Mick; Schleppenbach, Dave; Lloyd, Lyle L.
Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, v14 n1 Article 3 p25-32 Win 2010-2011
Individuals with print disabilities have difficulty processing information through visual means and rely heavily on spoken input. Mathematics and fields that have a heavy emphasis on mathematics are difficult for these individuals because of ambiguity inherent in typical everyday spoken renderings of mathematical expressions. MathSpeak is a set of rules for speaking mathematical expressions in a non-ambiguous manner. The present study tested the efficacy of MathSpeak rules for disambiguation of auditory renderings of spoken mathematics. Findings suggest that MathSpeak is efficacious for disambiguating spoken mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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