DDMATH: Best practices and tools for teaching mathematics to blind and visually impaired students

Thematic Area of product / prototype / service: 
Tools for visually impaired and blind students
Description of the product/Prototype/service: 
This poster presentation is about DDMATH (https://ddmath.eu), a project funded by ERASMUS+ that brings together partners from 4 European Countries (Italy, Germany, Poland and France). The project targets blind and visually impaired students as well as their teachers with the aim to facilitate their learning of mathematics. Studying mathematics has always been a great challenge for blind students and consequently, it has affected their performance, motivation to study, and ultimately access to scientific degrees. DDMATH investigates current solutions and suggests new didactic models to support concepts of Integrated Digital Education (IDE) and real inclusion of visually impaired and blind students, extending these solutions even to students with other disabilities like dyskalkulie in education. The necessity of computer-aided solutions has been especially emphasised during the pandemic the last two years. DDMATH creates adequate resources, developing a new didactic model for IDE, based on information technologies and experiments with new solutions by involving teachers, students and families in real school environments.
Level of innovation: 
DDMATH is an ongoing project, aiming to build best practices and a platform as an inventory of tools to support teachers in teaching mathematics to visually impaired and blind students. We would like to present the current project results (best practices and inventory of tools) preferably as a poster.
George Ioannidis* (1), Konstantina Geramani (1), Giuseppe Nicotra (2) * corresponding author (gi@in-two.com) (1) IN2 Digital Innovations GmbH, Germany (2) Associazione Giuseppe Paccini, Italy