[Blindmath] Reading, Doing and Writing math for a newcomer

P. R. Stanley prstanley at ntlworld.com
Fri Jun 5 17:04:25 CDT 2009


and I wonder how many blind people can
independently
afford the price of a touchpad and a viewplus embosser. (smile)
At 17:17 05/06/2009, you wrote:
>On 6/5/2009 3:06 AM, Roopakshi Pathania wrote: > 
>Working with Diagrams- > Besides tactile 
>tablets, there are also tools available for 
>sonification of graphs and charts. > But I 
>haven’t found a satisfactory way of 
>interpreting diagrams and charts independently 
>and immediately, especially those found in 
>Economics and Finance. > I know that Prof. 
>Gardner will probably object to my statement, 
>but I will maintain my stand. > I don't know why 
>you think I will object.  IVEO, a touchpad, and 
>a ViewPlus embosser provide the best access to 
>charts and diagrams that a blind person can 
>achieve independently.  Sometimes these are good 
>enough to provide full understanding but often 
>they still need some sighted human enrichment to 
>make them fully understandable.  And if one is 
>dealing with needing to scan a diagram from a 
>book, print, select a figure, zoom, etc, it is 
>hardly "immediate".  So I will certainly not 
>disagree that it is not easy to access diagrams 
>immediately and independently. FYI I have been 
>invited to give a tutorial on IVEO diagram 
>access at the Accessing Higher Ground Conference 
>in November.  I will publish it and, if the wiki 
>for this list gets started, post it on that 
>wiki.  I'll certainly put a link on this list to 
>the AHG URL. John 
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