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Collecting Data with Talking Tools

Consider talking devices to allow students who are blind or visually impaired to collect their own data. A limited number of the following items are available from IESBVI (contact your TVI) or readily available online for reasonable cost.

Talking digital scales 

Talking thermometers

Talking measuring cups

Talking multimeter

Talking tape measure

Talking Labquest for Collecting, Graphing and Interpreting Data

The following description is from the Independence Science website:

Students who are visually impaired can now independently access high school and college level science lab experiments with the Talking LabQuest.
 
The Vernier Original LabQuest has been adapted by Independence Science with Sci-Voice Access Software to improve access to science experiments for students who are visually impaired. This mainstream device is consistently used by sighted peers and is a one-of-a-kind tool for collecting/analyzing scientific data. 
 
Text-to-speech has been added for accessible data collection, navigation through the menu, data table, periodic table and statistical analysis features.
 
Recommended for use in high school or college curriculum for studying chemistry, biology, physics, earth science and any other lab course. Sensors are required for data collection.
 
Several Talking LabQuests and a number of sensors are available on loan from the IESBVI science collection. Contact your TVI.
 

    Talking Labquests include Sci-Voice Software: 

  • Speaks and records data measurements in real time.
  • Periodic table with 20 spoken attributes for each element.
  • On board statistical analysis of data sets. 
  • Export to Logger Pro with Sci-Voice app for further analysis and tactile printing.
 

    LabQuest Hardware: 

  • 70+ sensors compatible, up to 4 can run simultaneously. 
  • Durable design and water-resistant, built for years of use.
  • Battery allows for over 4 hours of continuous usage.

 

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