stem: Science and maths for visually impaired people

The study of algebra, geometry and other advanced mathematics topics by blind individuals presents several challenges. One of the most serious of these is the fact that blind students cannot visualize the graphical representations of complex mathematical concepts which aid sighted students in their understanding of those concepts. An obvious example of this problem is the difficulty in representing three dimensional objects which may be the focus in the study of certain advanced topics such as geometry. However, even basic concepts often taken for granted can present difficulty for a student who is blind as he or she pursues more advanced study.