Mathematics and blindness: let's try to solve this problem?

Pinho T.M.M., Castro H.C., Alves L., Lima N.R.W.


According to World Health Organization, the number of people with blindness due to infectious diseases has reduced in the last 20 years whereas 80% of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. Despite of that, 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide as about 90% are from low-income society. Considering this scenario, it is still necessary to think about this public and know how to teach them disciplines such as Mathematics that are important to their lives as citizens. The Mathematics concepts are always in need for living in our society as we have to pay bills and considering that Mathematics knowledge is demanded all time from health to payment. In this article, we briefly discuss the blindness and the Mathematics universe, pointing this educational area as one that should be more educational developed. The article also intends to stimulate and contribute for the production of new strategies and didactical materials for teaching Mathematics to this public with special needs.


Teaching mathematics, visual impairment, learning envirionment

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