id: 06191537
dt: j
an: 2013e.00808
au: Wongkia, Wararat; Naruedomkul, Kanlaya; Cercone, Nick
ti: i-math: automatic math reader for Thai blind and visually impaired
students.
so: Comput. Math. Appl. 64, No. 6, 2128-2140 (2012).
py: 2012
pu: Elsevier (Pergamon), Oxford
la: EN
cc: U50 R40
ut: math expression; text-to-speech; blind and visually impaired learning;
assistive technology
ci:
li: doi:10.1016/j.camwa.2012.04.009
ab: Summary: We propose an automatic math expression reading system, called
i-Math. i-Math is an educational tool, for blind and visually impaired
(VI) students, to facilitate access to math materials. Although blind
and VI students can access math documents/materials via many channels,
e.g., a human reader, math Braille codes, and audio (talking) books,
these channels have limited availability. i-Math was designed to be an
automatic reading aided tool and also a math learning and teaching tool
for both students and teachers. i-Math operates with a screen reader
produced voice output on a computer. i-Math can read math documents
aloud. Students can enjoy their newfound ability to read and practice
math anytime and anywhere with i-Math while teachers can prepare their
classroom handouts, assignments and exercises in audio version
conveniently. The evaluation of i-Math was conducted with 78 blind and
VI students and six teachers. The evaluation results indicate that math
materials can be easily accessible to blind and VI students through
i-Math and then, they can independently and comfortably study and
practice their mathematics.
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