Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities
Professor: Cercone, Nick
Research Area: Assistive Technologies
Assistive technologies are used by people with disabilities help them accomplish tasks that they cannot accomplish otherwise or could not do easily. Our research specializes on technology for persons with vision impairment, with hearing impairment and with learning disabilities and mild cognitive impairment.
For visually impaired students we are developing “MathReader”, software that enables such students to independently study and practice mathematics; MathReader can automatically read aloud the equations and formulae with mathematical symbols inserting correct prosody where needed to disambiguate math expressions. We are also developing “MathMaster” to help students with learning disabilities to gradually develop skills required to solve math word problems.