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- Bibliography - Music & Visual Impairment
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Bibliography - Focus on Maths/Science: Tactile Diagrams
Aherne, Pam & Thornber, Ann
Mathematics for all: An interactive approach within level 1
David Fulton, 1990
Barraga, Natalie; Dorward, Barbara; Ford, Peggy
Aids for teaching basic concepts of sensory development
American Printing House for the Blind, 1989
Braille Authority of the United Kingdom. Mathematics committee
Braille mathematics notation
A full guide to the use of the mathematics notation for Braille.
Csocsàn, Emmy; Klingenberg, Oliv; Koskinen, Kajsa-Lena; Sjöstedt,
Maths "seen" with other eyes: a blind child in the classroom: teacher's guide to mathematics
Ekenas Tryckeri Aktiebolag, 2002
Concentrates on primary school level maths for children with visual impairments.
Edman, Polly K
Fletcher, R C
Teaching of science and mathematics to the blind: with section on raised diagrams
Richard Jones, 1973
A report to the Viscount Nuffield Auxilliary fund.
New ways with diagrams: thermoformed tactile diagrams: a manual for teachers and technicians
This manual is the result of work by the Tactile Diagrams Research project at Loughborough University.
Tactile graphics in education (Sensory Series No 6)
Moray House Publications, 1996
Sensory Series No 6.
Reading by touch
Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Numeracy for all
Leaflet outlining the RNIB's strategy for promoting numeracy amongst children who are visually impaired.
Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB)
Using the Braille mathematics code
ISBN: 1858786649 9781858786643
Written for teachers this booklet covers the braille needed for maths topics and conventions up to GCSE level.
Scottish Mathematics Group (VI)
Adaptations for the teaching and examination of mathematics for visually impaired and blind students
Scottish Mathematics Group (VI), 1998
Recommends adaptations to be used, including use of tactile diagrams, solid objects and specialist equipment.
Southall, Peter ... [et al]
Simplified version of Braille Mathematics notation
Dorton House, nd
A simplified version for primary and lower secondary level mathematics. Includes many examples.
Developing mathematical and scientific thinking in young children
A general look at developing mathematical concepts with children who have a variety of special needs Series: Special needs in ordinary schools
Ahlberg, Ann & Csocsan, Emmy
How children who are blind experience numbers
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Sept 1999, Vol 93(9), p549-560
Report of a qualitative study into the ways in which 25 blind children aged 5-9 dealt with different types of elementary mathematical problems.
Aldrich, Frances & Hindle, Yvonne
Tactile graphics: problem or solution?
Visability Autumn 2003, No 39, p25
Aldrich, Frances K & Sheppard, Linda
Tactile graphics in school education: perspectives from pupils
British Journal of Visual Impairment May 2001, Vol 19 (2), p69
Aldrich, Frances; Sheppard, Linda; Hindle, Yvonne
First steps towards a model of tactile graphicacy
British Journal of Visual Impairment May 2002, Vol 20 (2) p62
Argyropoulos, Vassilios S
Tactual shape perception in relation to the understanding of geometrical concepts by blind students
British Journal of Visual Impairment January 2002, Vol 20 (1), p7
Armstrong, Jenni ... [et al]
Visability Spring 2005, No 43, p15-16
Ideas for adapting games to reinforce mathematics learning.
In touch with numeracy? Adapting to the National Numeracy Strategy to include children with severe visual impairment
Visability Summer 2000, No 29, p8-11
Specialist teaching and adaptation of curriculum materials for pupils with a visual impairment in a mainstream classroom.
Maths lessons with Nina
Visability Spring 2005, No 43, p8-10
Teaching maths to a child with Leber's Amaurosis and additional learning difficulties.
Brown, Norman & Sockett, Liz
Touching science: a partnership for innovation
New Beacon December 1999, No 981, p4
Producing mathematics GCSE examination papers in large print and Braille
Visability Spring 2005, No 43, p8-10
Adapting mathematics examination papers for children who require large print, modified large print and Braille.
Clamp, Sue & Snee, Paul
Equipped for access
Visability Spring 1995, No 13, p21
Looks at equipment which will help visually impaired children to learn mathematics.
Using tactile diagrams
Visability Summer 1994, No 11, p15
Advice on the use and production of tactile diagrams.
Effects of prior experience in raised line materials and prior visual experience in length estimations by blind people
British Journal of Visual Impairment September 2008, Vol 26 (3), p223-237
Visually impaired people were studied in their ability to judge distances in raised line materials. Increased use of these materials showed an improvement in the mental imagery skills of the participants.
Heller, Morton A ... [et al]
Visual experience and the haptic horizontal-vertical illusion
British Journal of Visual Impairment September 2002, Vol 20 (3), p105
First introductions to tactiles
British Journal of Visual Impairment November 1991, Vol 9 (3), p79
McCallum, Don; Ungar, Simon; Jehoel, Sandra
Evaluation of tactile directional symbols
British Journal of Visual Impairment May 2006, Vol 24 (2), p83-92
A study of the effectiveness of different designs of symbols used in tactile diagrams and maps.
McDonald, Suzy & Spybey, David
Mathematics for visually impaired students: Learning, teaching, supporting and managing
Visability Summer 2000, No 29, p5-7
A review of a focus day held to discuss ideas, issues, strategies and projects to help in teaching mathematics to children with visual impairments.
Ramsay, Angus I G & Petrie, Helen
Tactile depiction of visual conventions: the advantage of explicit cues
British Journal of Visual Impairment January 2000, Vol 18 (1) p7
Sheppard, Linda & Aldrich, Frances K
Tactile graphics in school education: perspectives from teachers
British Journal of Visual Impairment September 2001, Vol 19 (3), p93
Maths resources: thoughts from a secondary school mathematics teacher
Visability Spring 2005, No 43, p17-18
Looks at the equipment available for assisting visually impaired children to learn Maths.
Planning the daily mathematics lesson
Visability Spring 2005, No 43, p5-7
Describes the "Three wave approach" of the National Numeracy strategy and how it can help meet the needs of children with visual impairments in the daily maths lesson.
Thompson, Leanne & Chronicle, Edward
Beyond visual conventions: rethinking the design of tactile diagrams
British Journal of Visual Impairment May 2006, Vol 24 (2), p76-82
Looks at the design of tactile graphics taking into account the transfer of visual conventions such as 'perspective' for people who have little or no visual experience.
Numeracy resources for Moon users
Visability Summer 2000, No 29, p19
Numbers for moon users are explored.