Art Karshmer Lectures in Access to Mathematics, Science and Engineering

Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
  • Dominique ArchambaultEmail author
  • Katsuhito Yamaguchi
  • Georgios Kouroupetroglou
  • Klaus Miesenberger
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10896)


Access to mathematical expressions have always been a particular problem for blind and partially sighted people, and more widely persons with a print disability, including those with dyscalculi, dyslexia, dyspraxia and other perception or processing disorders. This has a distinct negative effect in terms of careers possibilities for print disabled people, since it excludes them not only from mathematical studies, but from all fields that require mathematical knowledge, including all scientific areas as well as areas using statistics. Since a couple of decades many researches have been carried out to provide assistive tools that help visually impaired people to overcome this challenge. This session, created 16 years ago by Art Karshmer, includes in ICCHP 2018 eight full and four short interesting and novel relative papers.


Accessibility to mathematics Science Engineering and technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université Paris 8-Vincennes-Saint-Denis, THIM (E.A. 4004 CHArt)Saint-DenisFrance
  2. 2.Nihon UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.National and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  4. 4.Johannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria

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