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LAMBDA: A European System to Access Mathematics with Braille and Audio Synthesis

  • Waltraud Schweikhardt
  • Cristian Bernareggi
  • Nadine Jessel
  • Benoit Encelle
  • Margarethe Gut
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)

Abstract

This paper deals with an innovative method to improve access to mathematics by blind students in an educational setting. It was designed and developed in the European project LAMBDA (Linear Access to Mathematics for Braille Device and Audio-synthesis). This system is made up of two main functional components: the LAMBDA code and the mathematical editor. The research project is funded by the European Union in the framework of the IST Programme. It started in 2002 and will end in 2006.

Keywords

Mathematical Expression Screen Reader Speech Synthesizer Conversion Tool Braille Display 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Waltraud Schweikhardt
    • 1
  • Cristian Bernareggi
    • 2
  • Nadine Jessel
    • 3
  • Benoit Encelle
    • 3
  • Margarethe Gut
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Visualisierung und Interaktive Systeme VISUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Biblioteca di informaticaUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilano, MIItalia
  3. 3.IRITToulouseFrance

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