Current Research

The AnimalWatch Vi: Building Graphics Literacy project was a 3 year-project that received a 6 month extension.  This project was an extension of our work with AnimalWatch Vi Suite (2012-2016).

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

During the project period 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. Our data shows that following the intervention students were more efficient, motivated and competent in locating information presented in graphics.