[Athen] Matlab/Simulink for blind users

Burke, Dan (DSS) burke at mso.umt.edu
Fri Sep 24 08:07:13 PDT 2010

Would you mind if I relayed the question to the blind-math listserv that
the NFB hosts? All I can say to recommend that resource is that I
have no idea what they're talking about, except to glean that a lot of
blind mathemeticians and teachers of the blind seem to be able to make
some things work ...


Dan Burke

Assistant Director/Assistive Technology Coordinator

Disability Services for Studentst

The University of Montana

Emma B. Lommasson Center 154

Missoula, MT 59812


406.243.5330 FAX


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Weir, Jennifer
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010 7:20 AM
To: 'athen at athenpro.org'
Subject: [Athen] Matlab/Simulink for blind users

I received this question from a friend and wonder if anyone has any
suggestions? I have not had the pleasure of working with Matlab yet..
Thanks for any responses.

"I'm wondering if you know of any blind students using Matlab/Simulink?
I have a blind engineer in my group whose job involves doing simulations
to test Simulink models. I don't know if you are familiar with the tool,
but Simulink is a graphical modeling tool (which is of course
problematic for a blind person). He is able to use excel, Command line
commands and scripts he has written to generate test vectors, run the
simulation and analyze the results, but is completely unable to access
any useful information from or manipulate the model itself. We have not
been able to get much support/help from the Mathworks (maker of the
tool), and he has not been very successful finding other users in any of
his on-line forum contacts. Since this is a very popular tool at schools
as well as in industry, just wondering if you may have any contacts that
might be helpful."

Jennifer Weir

Assistive Technology Specialist

Disability Services

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Driftwood 101, 6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5717

Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5717

(361) 825-3376


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