Talking Tools to Assist Students Who Are Blind in Laboratory Courses
Cary A. Supalo, Thomas E. Mallouk, Christeallia Amorosi, Lillian Rankel, H. David Wohlers, Alan Roth, Andrew Greenberg
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),.