O1 result: “A comparative Analysis of ICT Tools and the Mathematical Education of Blind and Visually Impaired people in Ireland, Poland, the Netherlands, and Neighbouring Countries” – Report (EN, NL, PL)
This report contains a description of the manner in which blind and visually impaired individuals interact with mathematical content in the three partner countries conducting the EuroMath project, namely: Ireland, Poland and the Netherlands. It also contains information pertaining to neighbouring countries such as Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom. Each section contains details, where appropriate and relevant, on the following topics:
- The educational system in each of the partner nations;
- The mathematics curriculum in the partner nations;
- The examination/assessment structures in the partner nations;
- How mathematics is taught to blind and visually impaired people in the partner nations, if and where such information is available;
- The manner in which blind and visually impaired people interact with mathematics;
- The manner in which this demographic interacts with diagrams such as graphs etc.
The reader is asked to bear in mind that, owing to the idiosyncrasies of the topic, and how each country deals with it, the structure of each of the sections is not identical. The authors have striven to provide analogous information; however, it has not always been possible to do so. This report concludes with a brief chapter outlining the findings which may be drawn, and also with a commentary on how the situation in the various countries will affect the future work of the EuroMath project.