A Non-visual Electronic Workspace for Learning Algebra

  • Nancy Alajarmeh
  • Enrico Pontelli
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7382)


In this paper we describe a multi-layer system that is designed to help students who have moderate to severe visual impairments learn algebra while manipulating algebraic equations through an interactive non-visual web-based workspace. The functional algebraic transformation options provided in the in-teractive system through its various layers, and the carefully provided help as-sociated to each of those domain specific manipulation functions enhanced the overall process by which students who are visually impaired learn and deal with solving equations in the developed non-visual workspace.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy Alajarmeh
    • 1
  • Enrico Pontelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceNew Mexico State UniversityMexico

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