Right now, there's a severe shortage of training programs that provide teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to enable equitable inclusion in mathematics for learners who use the sense of touch to access and communicate information.
The project team will use the recently developed online braille training programs, Unified English Braille (UEB) Online and Accessible UEB Online, as the basis for creating a linked series of lessons that can be accessed through online user registration combined with internet access.
The project will improve the educational outcomes for mathematics students with low vision by giving access to a comprehensive, high-quality online training program in braille mathematics, supporting teaching and learning activities. This will in turn increase access to education.
This is a significant long-term project being undertaken with funding provided by the Skipper-Jacobs Charitable Trust, Duchen Family Foundation, Thomas Hare Investments Trust, JLDJS Foundation and the Sibley Endowment.