From: "Kennedy, Sheila" <s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] low-vision resources | scientific calculators
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 18:14:54 +0000
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This is a list of resources, not an advertisement, as I have no interest in any of these.


When I looked before, I didn’t find much in large-scale calculators that would handle the needs of a chemistry student.

Maybe the market has improved; maybe I didn’t look hard enough, but now I’m finding a lot more.


Several of the talking calculators have only medium-size buttons, but they often include a ‘learn’ function that identifies the button function before actually entering it. All of the talking calculators seem to come with earphone jacks.


American Printing House for the Blind

·         Orion TI-36X Talking Scientific Calculator (1-07335-01) | $261 – see other prices, below

·         Orion TI-84 Plus Talking Graphing Calculator (1-07340-00) |$599


independent living aids

·         Scientific Talking Calculator by Texas Instruments TI36X  (276971) | $249 – same item as above

·         Accessible Graphing Calculator Software Version 3.0 (999609NW) | $316

·         Sci-Plus Talking Scientific Calculator Model 300 (756206) | $325



·         Platon Talking Scientific Calculator (241012) | $266

·         Low Vision Scientific Calculator (VI-SAB-LE) | $250

·         Low Vision Scientific Calculator, talking version (221004) | list $375 (I saw it on sale for $318)



·         Sci-Plus 300 Large Display Talking Scientific Calculator (87011, 87013) | $325



·         Low Vision Scientific Calculator (7513451) | $280

·         Orion T136X Talking Scientific Calculator (758436) | $249 – same item as above


Orbit Research

·         Orion T136X Talking Scientific Calculator (758436) | $249 – same item as above


Special Needs Technology Options by Texas Instruments ...

·         mentions their ViewScreen™ panel presentation tool paired with a TI graphing calculator. Normally set on an overhead projector, this panel can be placed on a sheet of white paper for an individual student.

·         they also mention their TI-Presenter™ video interface which can be used with a computer monitor.  


Technologies for the Visually Impaired, Inc. is referenced by several sources, but no longer seems to be on the web (, domain expired).






Someone at the San Francisco DivCHAS meeting told me about a scientific calculator that would be useful for a student with very low vision.



Sheila Kennedy, C.H.O.

Safety Coordinator | Teaching Laboratories

UCSD Chemistry & Biochemistry |MC 0303

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