(2-3) Analysis on Difficulties and Improvement Strategies in Transcribing Mathematics Textbook into Braille
This study analyzed difficulties in transcribing mathematics textbook into braille, and found strategies for improvement. For this purpose, high school mathematics Ⅱ textbook was selected for analysis on types of materials and difficulties in transcribing. A frame for this analysis was formulated based on review of relevant studies and an expert meeting. Then this study found strategies for improvement of transcribing mathematics textbook into braille based on review of relevant studies and the expert meeting.
Almost all materials in the high school mathematics Ⅱ textbook are formulas. Formulas, drawings, graphs, photos, tables are presented frequently in order. 56.3% of formulas, 92.8% of tables and all of graphs, illustrations and pictures are difficult to transcribe into braille. The braille transcriber, mathematics specialist and specialist of education for students with visual impairments should participate in transcribing mathematics textbook into braille and mathematics code of Korean braille notation should be revised for improvement of transcription.
Key words : mathematics textbook, braille transcription, visual impairment