Special Needs Technology Options
What calculator choices are available for the visually impaired?
- One choice is to use the TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software for the TI-84 Plus Family, can work for some visually impaired students.
- Another option is the TI-SmartView™ Emulator Software for the TI-30XS/TI-34 MultiView™ Scientific Calculator, can work for some visually impaired students.
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 ViewPlus.com.
Referrals can be made to the following organizations:
This company offers the following products for the visually impaired:
ORION TI-84 PLUS Talking Graphic Calculator, based on the TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator
ORION TI-36X Talking Scientific Calculator, based on the TI-36X Solar
ORION TI-30XS MultiView Talking Scientific Calculator, based on the TI-30XS MultiView™ Scientific Calculator
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Web sites for additional informationBeyondsight.com
Math vendors list from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired