This survey may interest some of you.
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Date: Wed, 7 Feb 1996 05:47:43 -0600
From: Gaylen Kapperman <p60jal1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU>
To: Multiple recipients of list EASI <EASI@SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Subject: Math Survey of Blind Persons
A Survey of Best Practices for Learning Mathematics by
Individuals Who are Blind
By way of introduction, I am a professor who is visually disabled.
I teach at Northern Illinois University. As part of a national, federally
funded project, I am conducting a survey to compile as many suggestions
and recommendations as possible concerning the study of mathematics by
persons who are blind (persons who read braille). One of the outcomes of
this project will be a book in which the best suggestions and recommendations
are described in detail so teachers can use them. The book will be published
In my estimation, one of the best sources of valuable information
on the topic are visually disabled persons who have studied mathematics.
Thus, you can help in this effort by answering the questions below and
using my E-mail address to send your answers to me.
I am interested in teaching methods and materials which you found to
be especially helpful when you studied mathematics or learned the Nemeth
Code. I am also interested in areas of mathematics that might have been
problematic for you and some of your recommendations and suggestions on
how those difficulties might have been addressed in a more effective manner.
I would appreciate receiving suggestions concerning any level(s) of
your mathematics education. Make you responses as detailed as possible so
they can be used by teachers in the future. Please send your responses to
by April 1, 1996.
1. What methods of instruction did you find to be especially helpful
when you were learning mathematics or the Nemeth Code?
2. Were there any areas of mathematics which caused you difficulties?
What were they? Can you think of any instructional methods or
aids which might have been used which would have helped?
3. How do you feel about the opportunity you had in school to reach
your potential in the area of mathematics?
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