Studying math while blind is a difficult proposition because many concepts are visually represented using charts, graphs, and other methods. To help address this problem, Engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed an Android app for touchscreen tablets that essentially turns visual objects into tactile ones. When the user touches a line or other object on the screen, the program activates the built-in vibrator so that the object can be felt.
High school student Kira traces a grid on an Android tablet screen that vibrates in a specific pattern when her finger touches a line. (Credit: Pat Slattery/Vanderbilt University) For the blind and visually impaired, it can be nearl... Read Post
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Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an iPad app that helps students learn spatial visualization, an essential skill for doing well in science, math and engineering. They have been testing the app dur... Read Post