Education Technology

Special Needs Technology Options

What calculator choices are available for the visually impaired?

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

Referrals can be made to the following organizations:

Orbit Research

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:
Orbit Research
(888) 60 ORBIT
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
Orbit Research customer service email:

The Lighthouse
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:

Lighthouse International
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Web sites for additional information
Math vendors list from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired