ICCHP 2018 invited the chairs of the STS "Art Karshmer Lectures in Access to Mathematics, Science and Engineering” to
Call for Contributions to the Special Issue on Accessibility of Mathematics and Science
Access to mathematical expressions has always been a particular problem for blind and partially sighted people, and more widely people with print disability including people with dyscalculi, dyslexia, dyspraxia and other preception, processing or motor disorders. The main issues lays in the intrinsic linearity of non-visual modalities, namely speech and Braille, and adapted visual modalities (e.g. size, color, contrast), which makes it difficult to understand the overall structure of expressions, while sighted people catch it at a glance. Other aspects are related to doing calculation and problem solving using alternative methods for entering, presenting and navigating expressions. This has a particular 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.
This special issue is promoted and edited in cooperation with the thread of thematic sessions “Art Karshmer Lectures in Access to Mathematics, Science and Engineering” of the ICCHP conference. The Art Karshmer lectures, started in 2002, intend to expand and collect a comprehensive scientific body of knowledge and to connect the group or international experts in this field.
Contributions may focus on areas such as:
- access to mathematical and other scientific material (e.g. statistics, chemistry, biology) in different formats (e.g. adapted visual, audio, Braille, captioning) and using Assistive Technologies,
- understanding and learning mathematics and science based on flexible and adaptable multimedia representations and Assistive Technologies,
- doing mathematics employing multi-modal interaction possibilities (e.g. speech input, touch, gestures, tangible interfaces) and Assistive Technologies,
- inclusive education and job integration in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) rich domains.
Submissions to this journal are through the ScholarOne submission system:
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- Submission deadline: 31 January 2019
- First review completed: 28 February 2019
- Revised manuscript due: April 30, 2019
- Second review completed: May 30, 2019
- Final draft of submitted papers due: July 30, 2019
- Publication date: September, 2019
Dominique Archambault, Université Paris 8, France
Georgios Kouroupetroglou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Klaus Miesenberger, Johannes Kepler Unviersität Linz, Austria
Katsuhito Yamaguchi, Nihon University, Japan