AnimalWatch Vi Suite

Pre-Algebra Readiness for Students with Visual Impairments

News and Photos

  • AWViS featured in UA News

    June 12th, 2013
    UANews, the official news component of The University of Arizona, featured the AnimalWatch Vi Suite in an article posted June 7. The article describes the project and its work to develop an iPad app and accessible graphics to help students with visual impairments expand their understanding of math concepts and processes. Open a PDF copy and read the article.  Read More
  • Usability Testing

    May 29th, 2013
    Usability testing of the AWViS app began in the spring in Tucson and Phoenix. Our team is observing how students in various academic settings are using the app and graphics along with braille for those who are tactile readers. We will use student feedback from this testing to improve our product.   Our first time trying our "Scratch Pad" that allows the user to work the problem on the screen. The kids took to it instinctively!   In a usability session, Bill Mitchell shared a 3-D model of a polar bear with four students. All preferred it to the 2-D graphic. We had a new version of our ani...Read More