Reaching every student with EquatIO

in line with CAST's UDL guidelines

Transforming teaching & learning through UDL

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can have a transformational effect within any school, college or university. 

Are you curious how EquatIO could help you incorporate the UDL framework in your teaching? Check out the handy toolmatcher guide below to discover how different features of EquatIO align to CAST's UDL guidelines.

Multiple means of Engagement (Affective Networks) The WHY of learning

Recruiting Interest

  • Icon EquatIO Mobile

    EquatIO toolbar and EquatIO mobile

    Enables students to choose how they express their thinking with specific tools for showing work, such as handwriting recognition, speech input, graph editor (powered by Desmos) and shapes.

  • Icon EquatIO Mathspace

    EquatIO mathspace

    Creates the ability for educators to integrate real world manipulatives into maths or science problems through the Shapes and Smart Shapes inputs - allowing students to solve them by illustrating with a wide range of symbols and images. It's also great for introducing photos and camera work into solutions.

  • EquatIO Prediction Icon

    Prediction

    Allows students to focus on STEM language by using natural language prediction mapped to maths and scientific notation - re-enforcing and linking key terms.

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

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      EquatIO mathspace

      Provides educators with the ability to vary the complexity and level of maths challenges as well as equipping students with the widest range of tools to deliver and articulate complex solutions.

Self Regulation

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      Discoverability

      Prompts students to use EquatIO. Using tool tips and helpful hints to guide students when necessary and encourage them to explore EquatIO for themselves.

    • EquatIO Prediction Icon

      Prediction

      Helps students to focus on natural language and relate it to maths or scientific notation to reduce cogntive load and teach core terms.

    • ReadWrite Text to Speech Icon

      Maths-to-Speech with Read&Write

      Provides the ability to make STEM subjects accessible. Also allows students to hear what they've typed and correct as needed.

    • Speech input logo

      Speech input

      Enables maths to be expressed with voice only to provide support for those times when expression becomes most difficult.

Multiple means of Representation (Recognition Networks) The WHAT of learning

Language & Symbols

  • Audio in graph editor icon

    Audio within the Graph Editor (powered by Desmos)

    Creates an audio representation of graphs.

  • Screenshot reader icon

    Screenshot reader

    Provides the opportunity to capture inaccessible web and PDF content as MathML or Latex, allowing students to access STEM content with the widest range of tools possible.

  • EquatIO Equation Editor icon

    Pre-built math expressions

    Provides students with reference libraries of operators, symbols, functions and Greek letters.

  • EquatIO Prediction Icon

    Prediction

    Helps provide a visual link between maths notation and spoken English.

  • ReadWrite Text to Speech Icon

    Maths-to-Speech with Read&Write

    Provides the ability to make STEM subjects accessible. Also allows students to hear what they've typed and correct as needed.

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    Language

    Allows students to understand STEM expressions in their native language through French and Spanish localisation.

Perception

    • Graph editor icon

      Graph editor (powered by Desmos)

      Equips students with the ability to express multiple sets of maths with graphs. Data series and equations can be represented and solved using custom graphs.

    • Icon EquatIO Mathspace

      EquatIO mathspace

      Provides a means to visually represent STEM expressions, by adding Freehand Drawings, Shapes and Smart Shapes.

    • Screenshot reader icon

      Screenshot reader

      Enables students to convert inaccessible maths expressions or equations into accessible maths that can be read aloud. It can then be copy and pasted into the EquatIO equation editor.

EquatIO mathspace

    • Icon EquatIO Mathspace

      EquatIO mathspace

      Provides a means to visually represent maths and science expressions, add freehand drawing, shapes and smart shapes. Freehand drawing helps students and educators highlight patterns and relationships. Enables students to break down problems using shapes and drawing tools to deepen understanding.

Multiple means of Action & Expression (Strategic Networks) The HOW of learning

Executive function

  • Icon EquatIO Mobile

    EquatIO Mobile

    Enables students to use their phone or tablet to insert handwritten maths, spoken maths or images into the document they're currently working on.

  • EquatIO Equation Editor icon

    Pre-built maths expressions

    Gives both students and educators instant access to sample operators, symbols, functions and Greek letters whenever they're required.

  • Speech input icon

    Speech input

    Allows students or educators alternative means of inputting expressions and equations.

  • Icon EquatIO Mathspace

    EquatIO mathspace

    Enables educators to create templates of shapes and diagrams for students to use.

Comprehension

    • EquatIO Handwriting icon

      Type (with Prediction), Handwriting Recognition, Speech Input, EquatIO Mobile

      Provides options for inputting STEM expressions - type with prediction, write by hand on-screen, dictate or even use pen and paper and then convert with EquatIO Mobile.

    • Icon EquatIO Mathspace

      EquatIO mathspace

      Enables students to break down problems and use visuals to deepen their understanding through a range of images, shapes and drawing tools.

Physical Action

    • Icon EquatIO Mathspace

      EquatIO mathspace

      Uses shapes, images and pictures to relate key STEM concepts into other areas of study.

    • Read&Write Toolbar icon

      Screen reader (with Read&Write support)

      Provides multiple means of assistance in STEM areas across multiple platforms. Includes 'Switch' functionality to empower those with limited mobility to navigate a screen with external devices.

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