Current Research

The AnimalWatch Vi: Building Graphics Literacy project is a 3 year-project.  This project is an extension of our work with AnimalWatch Vi Suite (2012-2016).

The project is funded by the US Dept. of Education's Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Special Education Research. 

During the project we developed an intervention to train students with visual impairments to locate key information in graphics such as line, bar, and circle graphs, and maps. After a usability study, feasibity study, and most recently a national pilot study in 2018-2019. we are analzying our data. We expect our data to show that following the intervention students are more efficient, motivated and competent in locating information presented in graphics.