Tag Archives: visual impairment

MAKING SCIENTIFIC GRAPHICS ACCESSIBLE WITH VIEWPLUS IVEO®

The “audio/touch” method [Parkes 1988, Parkes 1991] is known to provide excellent access to graphical information. Blind people who are unfamiliar with tactile graphics or even with Braille can understand […]

LIFE CYCLE OF A DAISY BOOK WITH MATH: FROM AUTHORING TO PLAYERS

This panel session covers all aspects of creating a DAISY book that contains math. Topics covered include authoring, using OCR, and MathML-aware DAISY players. Last year, the DAISY Consortium approved […]

AUDIO/TOUCH ARITHMETIC FOR CHILDREN

Making arithmetic accessible to blind children is difficult. Young blind children are still learning Braille skills and seldom have learned how to access two dimensional grids at the age that […]

Making Arithmetic Accessible to Blind Mainstream Children

The authors discuss a truly universal learning system that will allow all children including blind and deaf children to do arithmetic using standard algorithms. This system uses the three main […]

Publishing Scholarly Journals in Universal Format- Physicists Take the Lead

The American Physical Society and ViewPlus Technologies have completed a proof-of-principle research project on the feasibility of publishing American Physical Society journals in a universally accessible DAISY format. They have […]

The Future is Near: Universally Usable Mainstream On-Line Publishing

John Gardner is blind and he is the founder of ViewPlus Technologies, a company whose mission is dedicated to information accessibility. He is also professor emeritus of physics. It was […]

Publishing Scientific Journals Accessible to the Vision Impaired

The long range goal of this research project is to develop authoring and publishing technology that can make electronic scientific journals automatically accessible to all people including those who are […]

VIEWPLUS MATH AND SCIENCE CURRICULA WITH FULLY ACCESSIBLE ILLUSTRATIONS

Math and science are difficult subjects for many K-12 children, and they are particularly difficult for students with visual or learning disabilities. ViewPlus is developing a range of accessible math […]

ViewPlus – American Physical Society Collaboration: Making Scholarly Publications Accessible

ViewPlus has collaborated with the American Physical Society (APS) to demonstrate feasibility of publishing APS journals in an accessible DAISY form. APS presently uses an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) work […]

Scientific Journals Go DAISY

ViewPlus is collaborating with the American Physical Society (APS), DAISY, and several other companies and agencies to enable APS to publish its scientific journals in the highly accessible DAISY XML […]