An IESBVI math consultant knows so much about how to teach Nemeth Code, she helped write the book on it. Sara Larkin is now an author of a textbook used by universities across the country.
Larkin, along with three teachers of the visually impaired from around the United States collaborated over the last three years to write Learning and Teaching the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts: A Step-by-Step Guide. This college textbook is being used to educate future teachers of the visually impaired. Other writers include Tina Herzberg of South Carolina, Susan Osterhaus of Texas, and Penny Rosenblum of Arizona.
Nemeth Code is the braille code used for math and science notation. Using the Nemeth Code allows students who are braille readers to read and write mathematical expressions. Unified English Braille (UEB) is a standardized braille system used by English-speaking countries and Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts is the standard used in Iowa and most states in the U.S.
Several universities in the United States have field tested the text since Spring 2020. These include California State University Los Angeles, George Mason University, San Francisco State University, University of Kentucky, Florida State University, and the University of South Carolina Upstate. Much of their feedback is currently being integrated into the newest version of the book, scheduled for release in 2023. The text will be available to all universities offering degree programs for teachers of the visually impaired.