This website was developed by the staff of Research and Development Institute of Sycamore, Illinois. Funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
We have developed the content included in this space with the hope that teachers, parents, and administrators will find it useful in their efforts to provide opportunities for students who are blind or visually impaired to succeed in the study of mathematics. We believe that the study of mathematics is extraordinarily important in our modern, increasingly technologically sophisticated culture. Without well-honed skills in and knowledge of mathematics, individuals are placed at a dramatic disadvantage in our society. These disadvantages include diminished educational opportunities, reduced employment opportunities, and, in general, dramatically fewer opportunities in all important aspects of life. This situation exists for all persons, but it is particularly relevant in the lives of persons who are visually disabled. Thus, the information that we present here, we hope, will in some way help to alleviate that long-standing problem in the lives of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Gaylen Kapperman and Jodi Sticken