Division on Visual Impairments


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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 2 estimated that about 285 million of people suffer from visual impairments in the world, including 19 million children below the age of 15. Mathematics learning is critical for everyone, however, elementary and middle school students with VI typically lag up to three years behind their normal-developing peers in mathematics achievement (Blackorby & Cameto, 2004; Blackorby, Chorost, Garza & Guzman, 2003). There could be many reasons explaining the difficulties of students with VI, such as inaccessibility to educational materials, difficulties with mentally representing numerical or graphic information, and limited social interaction or communication with teachers and peers. We systematically searched the five most widely used electronic databases including ERIC, EBSCOhost, Google Scholar, PsychInfo, and ProQuest from 1980 to 2014, using keywords: mathematics, learning/education/teaching/instruction/, visual impairment/visually impaired/visually handicapped/blind/low vision, and program/intervention. In addition, we also conducted a hand- 61

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