[Athen] Journal of Enabling Technologies (JET): Special Issue on Accessibility of Mathematics and Science

Georgios Kouroupetroglou koupe at di.uoa.gr
Wed Sep 26 05:47:23 PDT 2018

*Special Issue on Accessibility of Mathematics and Science, Journal of
Enabling Technologies (JET)

Access to mathematical expressions has always been a particular problem
for blind and partially sighted people, and more widely people with
print disability including people with dyscalculi, dyslexia, dyspraxia
and other preception, processing or motor disorders. The main issues
lays in the intrinsic linearity of non-visual modalities, namely speech
and Braille, and adapted visual modalities (e.g. size, color, contrast),
which makes it difficult to understand the overall structure of
expressions, while sighted people catch it at a glance. Other aspects
are related to doing calculation and problem solving using alternative
methods for entering, presenting and navigating expressions. This has a
particular negative effect in terms of careers possibilities for print
disabled people, since it excludes them not only from mathematical
studies, but from all fields that require mathematical knowledge,
including all scientific areas as well as areas using statistics.

The Journal of Enabling Technologies invites manuscripts for a themed
edition focused on accessibility of mathematics and science for print
disabled people. The aim of this edition is to publish research papers
which address recent advances on how the potential of ICT, Assistive
Technologies and accessibility (semantics) enhanced content development
could lead to advancements in education and career of disabled students,
in particular, those with a print disability, in fields where advanced
skills in mathematics are necessary.

This special issue is promoted and edited in cooperation with the thread
of Thematic sessions “Art Karshmer Lectures in Access to Mathematics,
Science and Engineering” of the ICCHP conference (www.icchp.org
<http://www.icchp.org/>, http://www.icchp.org/session/10673). The Art
Karshmer lectures, started in 2002, intend to expand and collect a
comprehensive scientific body of knowledge and to connect the group or
international experts in this field.

Contributions may focus on areas such as:

* access to mathematical and other scientific material (e.g.
statistics, chemistry, biology) in different formats (e.g. adapted
visual, audio, Braille, captioning) and using Assistive Technologies,
* understanding and learning mathematics and science based on flexible
and adaptable multimedia representations and Assistive Technologies,
* doing mathematics employing multi-modal interaction possibilities
(e.g. speech input, touch, gestures, tangible interfaces) and
Assistive Technologies,
* inclusive education and job integration in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM) rich domains.

Submission procedure:

Submissions to this journal are through the ScholarOne submission


Guidance for authors can be found here:


Please ensure that you select this special issue from the relevant drop
down menu during the submission process. 

Important Dates:

* Submission deadline: 31 December 2018
* First review completed: 28 February 2019
* Revised manuscript due: April 30, 2019
* Second review completed: May 30, 2019 
* Final manuscript submission: July 30, 2019 
* Publication date: September, 2019

Guest Editors:

* Dominique Archambault, Université Paris 8, France
dominique.archambault at univ-paris8.fr
<mailto:dominique.archambault at univ-paris8.fr>
* Georgios Kouroupetroglou, National and Kapodistrian University of
Athens, Greece - koupe at di.uoa.gr <mailto:koupe at di.uoa.gr>
* Klaus Miesenberger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
klaus.miesenberger at jku.at <mailto:klaus.miesenberger at jku.at>
* Katsuhito Yamaguchi, Nihon University, Japan
eugene at mail.sciaccess.net <mailto:eugene at mail.sciaccess.net>



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