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basic math for blind teen-age learner

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To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: Apr 30, 2008 at 16:17:34
Subject: basic math for blind teen-age learner

My son is a self-motivated home-schooler and is blind. He uses Braille and computer speach for written reading and language work and has used abacus and computer math in the past, but not for years, and he hasn't done as many of the math problems he should have. Now that he is adult, he is far behind other kids his age and IQ. He wants to go to college in computer science, which he is very gifted in, but is faced with the SAT to get in. What curriculum could he use that is speech-accesable with a screen-reader and that a teen with poor math skills would not find insulting? I also need an idea of a spelling course as his work has been done on the computer or in Braille up to now and his spelling skills are also poor. These two courses need to be on-line courses geared for young, blind, adults. Thank you for your suggestions.

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