[Athen] PhotoMath App

Matt McCubbin Matt.McCubbin at umb.edu
Thu Oct 23 08:48:44 PDT 2014

Hi all,
Just downloaded this app for iOS, here are my impressions so far.
I see two major issues with this app so far. First, the app doesn’t give any type of audible feedback about the positioning of the camera. It makes a sound when an answer appears on screen, but does not offer features for those who may have trouble lining up the equation in the viewfinder.
More importantly, this app doesn’t present the math content, including the answer and the steps to solve the equation in an accessible manner to VoiceOver.
Looking forward to improvements.
All the Best,

Matt McCubbin
Adaptive Technology Specialist
University of Massachusetts Boston
(617) 287-5243

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Ron Stewart
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:06 AM
To: 'Access Technology Higher Education Network'
Subject: Re: [Athen] PhotoMath App

For me this falls into marketing hype. My experience so far with these kinds of tools is that they really do not do what they need to do in a way that is effective in the educational space.

If anyone has actually played with this I would love to hear about your experiences.

Ron Stewart

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Alexa Schriempf
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:53 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] PhotoMath App


What do we think of this app?


Based on the review only (no testing), I'm disinclined to recommend this to students.

Alexa Schriempf, PhD
Access Tech Consultant

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