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Dr. Mary Pilgrim and Dr. Paul Kennedy were featured in the MAA FOCUS magazine

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Dr. Mary Pilgrim and Dr. Paul Kennedy were featured in the MAA FOCUS magazine for the February/March 2014 issue. Their article was entitled: Accommodating Blind Students Taking Mathematics.

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that accommodations be made for students who are blind. But the term "accommodations" is a very broad term, and the specifics will depend on the student. Typical obstacles for blind students include exam accommodations, communication problems, inflexible instructors, and mental fatigue. In addition, the mathematics classroom poses additional challenges, as mathematics often involves visual concepts in addition to having a notation that is not coded in literary Braille. A particular code of braille, called the Nemeth code, is needed for most mathematics notation.

For the entire article, go to: maa.org/pubs/focus.html

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