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ERIC Number: EJ1169422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1940-9923
Talking Tools to Assist Students Who Are Blind in Laboratory Courses
Supalo, Cary A.; Mallouk, Thomas E.; Amorosi, Christeallia; Rankel, Lillian; Wohlers, H. David; Roth, Alan; Greenberg, Andrew
Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, v12 n1 Article 4 p27-32 Win 2007
A number of tools and techniques have been developed to assist students with blindness and visual impairment who are studying in secondary and post-secondary science laboratories. Commercial electronic probes and their associated software packages allow real-time viewing and collection of data using a personal computer; however, until now, these data have been inaccessible to students with blindness or visual impairment because of the incompatibility of the data acquisition software with screen-reading software. Recent programming modifications now allow a new level of compatibility, which promotes a greater degree of independence and accessibility to laboratory science for people with visual impairments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: HRD0435656; DMR0425880