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Individuals with print disabilities have difficulty processing information through visual means and rely heavily on spoken input. Mathematics and fields that have a heavy emphasis on mathematics are difficult for these individuals because of ambiguity inherent in typical everyday spoken renderings of mathematical expressions. MathSpeak is a set of rules for speaking mathematical expressions in a non-ambiguous manner. The present study tested the efficacy of MathSpeak rules for disambiguation of auditory renderings of spoken mathematics. Findings suggest that MathSpeak is efficacious for disambiguating spoken mathematics.
Isaacson, M.D.; Dave Schleppenbach; and Lloyd, Lyle
"Increasing STEM Accessibility in Students with Print Disabilities through MathSpeak,"
Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities: Vol. 14
Available at: http://scholarworks.rit.edu/jsesd/vol14/iss1/3