AutOMathic blocks usability testing phase one

Yonatan Breiter, Arthur Karshmer, Judith Karshmer

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4 Scopus citations


The AutOMathic Blocks [1] system has been designed to help young blind students learn arithmetic and beginning algebra through the use of tactile [2, 3] blocks that display their work in two-dimensional space. The traditional method of presenting math problem presentation uses special Braille-like codes that present information in a linear form. It is our hypothesis that learning math via a two-dimensional method will expedite and improve the learning experience for young children. Before upgrading our prototype system, we have chosen to first carry out usability testing experiments testing the advantage of using tactile two-dimensional presentation methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 13th International Conference, ICCHP 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages5
EditionPART 1
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2012 - Linz, Austria
Duration: Jul 11 2012Jul 13 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume7382 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2012


  • AutOMathic
  • Blind
  • Math

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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