TEACHER application (Windows 8.x)
Innovative platform PlatMat provides teachers with authoring tool for creating, collecting and exchanging with students mathematical multimedia content saved in EPUB3 format and for monitoring by remote desktop the student’s work. Difficult mathematical expressions, or portions thereof, may be explained by the teacher’s text comments or recorded voice (EPUB3). The teacher can print prepared mathematical content in Braille or on a 3D printer (drawings). The teacher can publish created math content formated as a EPUB3 in the repository of PlatMat portal and he can download math content from the repository.
STUDENT application (Windows 8.x, for partially sighted students version) To partially sighted students PlatMat offers the tool for reading, creating, collecting and exchanging mathematical content in EPUB3 format with adjustable screening parameters (color, background, contrast, larger) tailored to the needs of the student. Student can print prepared mathematical content in Braille or on a 3D printer (drawings). Student can download math content from repository of PlatMat portal. The student can retrieve the multimedia EPUB3 with the solutions of mathematical tasks from PlatMat portal repository and send the results to the teacher (via Internet or WiFi or Bluetooth).
STUDENT application (Windows 8,x, for blind students version) To blind students it gives the multimodal tool for creating and reading contents by various selected interfaces: Braille keyboard, QWERTY keyboard, emulated Braille keyboard on QWERTY keyboard, math keyboard accessible from QWERTY keyboard, mathematical shortcut keys, special touch gestures and Braille display as well as screen (tablet, ultrabook and laptop’s), from which a blind student can read formulas by listening to synthetic speech in Polish language. The student in this application also uses the formulas navigator, virtual cubarithm, the calculator and the reader information about the graphics (after application of the Braille print on the touch screen). The student can print on Braille printer or on 3D printer. The student can retrieve the multimedia EPUB3 with the solutions of mathematical tasks from PlatMat portal repository and send the results to the teacher (via Internet or WiFi or Bluetooth).
FORMULA READER & NAVIGATOR (plugin) So far there were no Polish-language tools that would in an intelligent way (semantically) read to blind persons mathematical formulas in their native language – Polish. The reader has function of the structure of formula navigate using the keyboard shortcuts and special touch gestures.
CUBARITHM application (Windows 8.x for blind student) Application of virtual cubarithm for arithmetic calculations in “columns” (vertical orientation).
CALCULATOR application (Windows 8.x for blind student) Application of mathematical calculator with facilities for blind students.
Portal PlatMat ( with math EPUB3 repository) Created and collected mathematical content as EPUB3 documents in a local repository of teaching tool can be exported and published on the Internet through a portal included in the PlatMat platform structure, which can serve in making a public repository of mathematical education. Repository resources can be read by EPUB3 readers, also available in the world of mobile devices.
COMMUNICATOR tool (server and client parts) is responsible for communication between applications TEACHER and STUDENT (via WiFi, Bluetooth, Internet), also for monitoring the student’s screen (remote desktop). Communicator transfer and voice transmission. Communicator lets us transfer files EPUB3 and transferring of voice (over Internet).