This page points to accessible STEM books and other information. The editors are grateful to Ms. Roopakshi Pathania for much of the information on this page.
Maintainer: Connexions Consortium
Description: Connexions is a dynamic digital educational ecosystem consisting of an educational content repository and a content management system optimized for the delivery of educational content. Connexions is one of the most popular open education sites in the world. Its more than 17,000 learning objects or modules in its repository and over 1000 collections (textbooks, journal articles, etc.) are used by over 2 million people per month. Its content services the educational needs of learners of all ages, in nearly every discipline, from math and science to history and English to psychology and sociology. Connexions delivers content for free over the Internet for schools, educators, students, and parents to access 24/7/365.
Accessibility Notes: The site has too many headings, and the use of ARIA landmarks would have been more productive. From the homepage, try to follow this path.
Home > Subjects > Mathematics and Statistics or Home > Subject > Science and Technology.
After refining the content you want to view, press T or your screen reader’s command to reach the table containing collections arranged alphabetically. Once on a collection, look for the link “Start reading the collection”; the link is also marked up as a heading.
Maintainer: Jason Blevins
Description: xbeta is a wiki with articles contributed by members similar to the format of Wikipedia.
Accessibility Notes: None
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A Manual for High Schools, Colleges, and Graduate Programs
The MOLinsight web portal is a gateway to open-source software as well as software freely accessible to students that can be integrated in strategies for blind users to process chemical structures. NavMol was developed in Portugal as a part of the ICT Project.
Maintainer: Dr. Carol J.V. Fisher
Description: A site that provides definitions, brief explanations and exercises for Algebraic and geometrical concepts.
Accessibility Notes: Besides main topics, the math exercises are also accessible for screen reader users. At the end of every section, use the “new problem” button to generate lesson based problems. You have to arrow down the button to read the problem. Use the “check your answer” button to generate answers to the problems. You have to arrow down the button to read the solution.
Maintainer: MIT OpenCourseWare
Description: This is an undergraduate course on differential calculus in one and several dimensions. It is intended as a one and a half term course in calculus for students who have studied calculus in high school. The format allows it to be entirely self contained, so that it is possible to follow it without any background in calculus.
Accessibility Notes: None
MathML version of the book http://www.bb.ustc.edu.cn/ocw/ans7870/18/18.013a/textbook/MathML/index.xhtml
An interesting new resource that will interest any blind student studying physics. This is a work in progress, and the author is happy to recieve suggestions for improvements.
A brief personal history of statistics software and its accessibility by a blind statistics professor.
Maintainer: Kyle Siegrist, University of Alabama in Huntsvill
Description: The goal of this project is to provide free, high quality, interactive, web-based resources for students and teachers of probability and statistics. Basically, our project consists of an integrated set of components that includes expository text, applets, data sets, biographical sketches, and an object library.
Accessibility Notes: The site has 17 main topics, each having further sub topics. The distribution tables are also accessible, and useful for referencing.
Specific Links: None
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