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Math Pad (pdf)

Math & Computers

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.

Calculators

Visable Scientific Calculator (Betacom)
This 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.

image of: Visable Scientific Calculator

Electronic Worksheets

Access to Math (Don Johnston)
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)

MathPad (IntelliTools)
MathPad 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 (IntelliTools)
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)

 

 

 

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