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Talking Tools to Assist Students Who Are Blind in Laboratory Courses

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JSEFSWD Volume 12, Number 1,


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.


Supalo, C.A., Mallouk, T.E., Amorosi, C., Rankel, L., Wohlers, H.D., Roth, A. & Greenberg, A. (2007). Talking Tools to Assist Students Who Are Blind in Laboratory Courses. Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 12(1),. Retrieved September 26, 2022 from .

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