Mathematics education and accessible technologies for visually impaired students in Bangladesh

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Abstract

The learning process for the visually impaired students (VIS) is complicated because they are unable to get visual information. A lot of challenges and problems these VIS are facing to get education, especially in studying Mathematics. As a developing country, Bangladesh cannot afford for the costly Mathematics learning tools for VIS. The objective of this study is to analyze the current scenarios of learning Mathematics in different types of blind schools in Bangladesh. A survey is conducted in all three types of schools in order to achieve the objective. The survey was based on questionnaire comprising questions related to Mathematics learning, examination methods and learning difficulties. Survey results shows that they follow Braille system for reading and writing; however, they cannot write in Braille in the final examination. Taylor frame and abacus are the only options for counting numbers. This paper also tries to propose some key points to improve the current Mathematics learning process for the blind students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Informatics - 5th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages592-600
Number of pages9
Volume10645 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319700090
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event5th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2017 - Bangi, Malaysia
Duration: 28 Nov 201730 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10645 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityBangi
Period28/11/1730/11/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Nahar, L., Jaafar, A., & Sulaiman, R. (2017). Mathematics education and accessible technologies for visually impaired students in Bangladesh. In Advances in Visual Informatics - 5th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2017, Proceedings (Vol. 10645 LNCS, pp. 592-600). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10645 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70010-6_55

Mathematics education and accessible technologies for visually impaired students in Bangladesh. / Nahar, Lutfun; Jaafar, Azizah; Sulaiman, Riza.

Advances in Visual Informatics - 5th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2017, Proceedings. Vol. 10645 LNCS Springer Verlag, 2017. p. 592-600 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10645 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nahar, L, Jaafar, A & Sulaiman, R 2017, Mathematics education and accessible technologies for visually impaired students in Bangladesh. in Advances in Visual Informatics - 5th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2017, Proceedings. vol. 10645 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 10645 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 592-600, 5th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2017, Bangi, Malaysia, 28/11/17. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70010-6_55
Nahar L, Jaafar A, Sulaiman R. Mathematics education and accessible technologies for visually impaired students in Bangladesh. In Advances in Visual Informatics - 5th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2017, Proceedings. Vol. 10645 LNCS. Springer Verlag. 2017. p. 592-600. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70010-6_55
Nahar, Lutfun ; Jaafar, Azizah ; Sulaiman, Riza. / Mathematics education and accessible technologies for visually impaired students in Bangladesh. Advances in Visual Informatics - 5th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2017, Proceedings. Vol. 10645 LNCS Springer Verlag, 2017. pp. 592-600 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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