What calculator choices are available for the visually impaired?
- One choice is to use the ViewScreen™ panel with the ViewScreen version of a compatible TI graphing calculator. Placing the panel on a sheet of white paper can work for some visually impaired students.
- Another option is the TI-Presenter™ video interface. Using it with a computer monitor or TV can work for other students.
- TI InterActive!™ PC software may help some students as well.
What resources and services are available?
ViewPlus Technologies, Inc.
This company has developed a Windows® application called Accessible Graphing Calculator for blind and dyslexic users. It displays the calculator on the computer monitor and audibly announces all functions and results. Graphs can be displayed as audible tone plots. For a 30-day fully functional copy, visit ViewPlusTech.com.
Referrals can be made to the following organizations:
This company has an impressive range of products aiding the visually impaired from large print material to Braille and talking items. For product information, contact:
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
This company offers the ORION TI-36X talking scientific calculator, based on the TI-36X Solar and the ORION Talking Scientific Calculator, based on the TI-34. For detailed product information, contact:
(888) 60 ORBIT
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
Orbit Research customer service email
Web sites for additional informationBeyondsight.com
Math vendors list from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired