First-of-its-kind learning platform could give students who are blind or visually impaired access to STEM-related graphics

Development and evaluation of a first-of-its-kind remote learning platform providing people who are blind or visually impaired (BVI) nonvisual access to STEM-related graphical information is the focus of a $748,000 National Science Foundation grant to the University of Maine.

The project, “A Remote Multimodal Learning Environment to Increase Graphical Information Access for Blind and Visually Impaired Students,” is led by Nicholas Giudice, UMaine professor of spatial informatics who directs the Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory. The research team also includes Justin Dimmel, UMaine assistant professor of mathematics education and instructional technology, and Stacy Doore, visiting assistant professor of computer science at Bowdoin College.

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