[Athen] student who is blind needing math and computer science resources

Cindy Yamnitz cynthiayamnitz36 at webster.edu
Tue Jan 17 08:58:54 PST 2017

We received very short notice of having a transfer student who is blind
starting at our university this week. He is Computer Science major and math
minor. He has mac computer, uses voice over, and NVDA. He does NOT have a
braille note but, is in the process of getting one. He is taking 2 math
courses (Calculus 1 and Math for Computer Science) and a Programming 1
course using C++. I have a PDF copy of all 3 books. He was able to find an
audio copy of the Programming book. I have not had to make math materials
accessible to a blind student before so I am at a loss. I have mathtype
installed on my computer but, have not yet learned how to use it.

I was wondering if anyone has created a copy of the calculus book that will
be used that is accessible for a student who is blind:

Calculus One and Several Variables

Author: Salas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Edition: 10th

ISBN: 978-0-47-169804-3

I am looking for assistance with how to make his books and course materials
such as math homework accessible and guidance for his professors who are
very concerned on how to teach a student who is blind topics that they
consider to be only be taught visually.

Thank you in advance for your responses.

Cindy Yamnitz

Assistive Technology Coordinator

Webster University

470 E. Lockwood Ave.

Saint Louis, MO 63119


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