A Survey on Mathematical Software Tools for Visually Impaired Persons: A Practical Perspective

Paul Mejia, Luiz Cesar Martini, Felipe Grijalva, Julio Cesar Larco, Juan Carlos Rodriguez

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There is no evidence that mathematical semantics cannot be understood due to blindness, the problem is the current access barrier to mathematical resources. In light of this problem, this survey aims at providing visually impaired persons (VIPs), or people close to them, with an overview of the currently available software tools for approaching mathematical content. These can be categorized into (a) tools for accessing mathematical documents (where VIPs are just consumers of content), and (b) tools that allow VIPs to become the creators of mathematical content and even to execute mathematical operations. We also explain the advantages and disadvantages of several key technologies used to interact with mathematics. Moreover, we discuss the necessity of the most common formats and languages behind these tools. Finally, we outline promising paths for future research and development towards blind-friendly mathematical resources. The authors hope that this survey may encourage researchers to engage with the still unsolved challenges of this topic.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo9417177
Páginas (desde-hasta)66929-66947
Número de páginas19
PublicaciónIEEE Access
Volumen9
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2021
Publicado de forma externa

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