An Android App That Can Help Blind People Learn Mathematics

By medGadget

Studying math while blind is a difficult proposition because many concepts are visually represented using charts, graphs, and other methods. To help address this problem, engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed an Android app for touchscreen tablets that essentially turns visual objects into tactile ones. When the user touches a line or other object on the screen, the program activates the built-in vibrator so that the object can be felt.


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