For many students
with low vision, using a paper and pencil to write math problems is visually difficult.
Low Tech solutions can include paper and writing aids. There are also special
software programs that can help.
Visable Scientific Calculator (Betacom)
large key/large display calculator allows students with low vision to perform
scientific, statistical, arithmetic and trigonometric calculations. Its capabilities
exceed the requirements of a distance acuity of 6/90 or 20/300.
Access to Math (Don
Access to Math is a talking math worksheet program that helps
foster the development of numbers and operation senses. It provides on-screen
worksheets that support individual learning needs. (Mac only)
is designed to be a "word processor for math." In addition to providing
an accessible writing structure, this program incorporates speech output and adjustable
font size. (Mac & Windows)
MathPad Plus: Fractions and Decimals
MathPad Plus: Fractions and Decimals offers the same functionality as MathPad.
Students can also do addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using
fractions and decimals. Teachers can enter problems from worksheets or textbooks
so students with learning disabilities can work on the same problems as their
peers. (Mac & Windows)