MathTalk is a speech recognition software program for math designed for use by students who are blind, have dyscalculia, low vision and fine motor disabilities. It can be used with students who are taking pre-algebra to Ph.D. level mathematics. Students can perform math problems by speaking into a microphone on their computer. The program works with Dragon NaturallySpeaking programs for voice-to-text functionality. The program functions as an electronic math worksheet, allowing the child to or
1-2-3 How Many Do You See? Cuantos Ves? by Lilia Molina-Ruiz, is a braille and tactile counting book designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. The book is bilingual (English and Spanish), with braille and raised tactile letters and numbers.
15 Numbers is an educational math puzzle game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This game is completely self-voicing, so a separate screen reader program is not necessary. The player has 15 numbers, 1 through 15, on two game boards called the task board and the work board. The task board shows the 15 numbers arranged in a specific pattern that the player must match using the work board. The work board has the same 15 numbers mixed up with one empty slot, a
The 9-inch Protractor, model 23-4301-0, and 23 Centimeter Protractor, model 23-4401-8, are braille protractors designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The instruments are made of metal and feature a cursor and a ruler embossed in inches or centimeters. The protractors display angles from 1 to 190 degrees.
Abacus Attack is a math game designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. Designed to reinforce math facts and abacus skills for students in grades one through six, the game is played on a magnetic board with large print and a braille overlay. The student uses game pieces to travel to "Attack Alley." Each space on the board has a raised shape. Upon landing on the shape, the student answers a math problem from the enclosed cards. Math problems are included for all elementary gra
"Abacus Basic Competency: A Counting Method," by Susan M. Millaway, is an instructional manual designed for teaching skills in performing the four basic math operations on the abacus to children and adults who are blind or have low vision. It comes in a large print edition, model 7-00219-00, and a braille edition, model 5-00219-00. The braille edition is 102 pages. This manual employs both instruction and exercises to teach abacus skills, using the Counting Method rather than traditional indirec
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To assist individuals who are blind in learning to multiply monomials. The device provides a tactile representation of the FOIL method of multiplying (First terms in each set of parentheses; then the Outer terms; then the Inner terms; and then the Last terms). This article describes a set of manipulatives created to aid in locating the appropriate terms in the proper positions. The device uses a folder and four library card pockets. Two pockets are fixed to each half
Alphabet and Number Puzzles are tactile numbers and letters designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. These large letters and numbers combine visual and tactile senses to teach youngsters to recognize number and letter shapes by sight and touch. The number set (model 640) includes 0 through 9, each with the corresponding number of dots to encourage active learning of counting concepts. Numbers and Letters (model 626) are brailled. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 5 x 4 inches. COLOR: Yello
The APH Number Line Device is a tactile aid for math designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. It has ten interchangeable vinyl line segments with black raised lines and dots at intervals. Forty plastic cylinders serve as pegs and/or interlocking bars. Numerals are in braille and print. The base allows two line segments to be used at once. DIMENSIONS (LxW): Base measures 6.5 x 24.5 inches.
The Beginner's Abacus, model 1-03180-00, is an abacus designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This abacus is a counting frame that helps reinforce beginning mathematical concepts such as one-to-one correspondence, counting, place value, addition, and subtraction. It also introduces basic abacus terms such as "set" and "clear." It consists of a rectangular frame with felt backing and two rods, with nine large beads sliding on each rod. This abacus comes with a print manual.
Books from the Braille Institute Press are braille books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. A wide range of titles are available for both children and adults, including titles for preschool children through young adult readers, textbooks for kindergarten through grade 12, books for college preparation, beginner braille books for adults, and recreational reading for adults. Over 1,100 children's titles are available, including both popular and classic fiction, biogr
The Braille/Print Protractor, model 1-04115-00, is a braille and large print protractor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 180- degree half circle protractor has bold large type numbers and braille dots to mark the degrees. Two braille dots mark ten-degree increments, while a single braille dot marks the five-degree increments. This protractor features a "wand," a long, flat piece which is pointed at one end and anchored on a pivot at the center of the protra
Braille Math Blocks are an educational toy designed to teach the Nemeth Braille Math Code to children who are blind or have low vision. A total of 16 embossed wooden blocks are included, with two complete sets of Braille numbers based on the Nemeth code; Braille mathematical symbols such as plus, minus, and equals signs; and animal pictures.
The Braille Transcriber's Kit: Math, model 1-04100-00, is tactile graphics set for math designed to be used by teachers of students who are blind and by transcribers of braille mathematics texts. It is a collection of embossed drawings of figures frequently occurring in elementary math textbooks, enabling transcribers to create braille math texts more quickly and easily. The master sheets included in this tactile graphics set contain five each of the following raised-line drawings: rulers, numbe
Bold large print numbers and raised dots mark the 180 degrees of this protractor. This protractor features a pivoting wand. When aligned with a certain degree measurement, the corresponding angle is created by the wand and the bottom edge of the protractor. Includes print and braille instructions.
The Braille-Large Print Yardstick is designed for individuals with low vision. This yardstick is made of durable white plastic and is drilled for hanging. It has raised-line markings along one edge in 1/4 inch increments, with braille markings every 1 inch. Black large print markings are along the opposite edge in 1/4 inch increments.
The Brannan Cubarithm Slate, model 1-00320-00, and Cubes, model 1-00330-00, together form a tactile aid for math designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. The slate is a rubber frame with a 16 by 16 grid of nests that hold small plastic cubes. The cubes are numbered zero through nine in braille, with no print. Each cube represents one digit. Students can use the slate to represent arithmetic problems, including long division and multiplication of large numbers. The cubes (pi
Coin Math is an application designed for children of 4-8 years old with cognitive disabilities or Dyscalculia. It is a game to engage children with math while simultaneously teach them how to count money and calculate currency.
Consumable Number Lines are number lines designed for children with low vision. Reinforces beginning number concepts such as counting, number recognition, number relationships, addition, and subtraction. Use the blank number lines to provide a concrete representation when introducing fractions, decimals, or negative numbers.
Cuisenaire Rods are designed for children with down syndrome to help them transition from concrete to abstract representation of math concepts. Each color represents a different rod length that can be assigned a different numeric value or unit of measure. Great for improving Common Core State Standards (CCSS) skills such as fractions, measurement, and more.
Educational Ball - Tactile Numbers – Orange is a ball designed for children with low vision. Children will love playing with this soft ball while at the same time touching and learning the raised tactile numbers 0-9 (zero to nine) and math function symbols on its surface. Molded natural foam rubber with ultra-soft brushed nylon surface. Phthalate-free
Fractional Parts of Wholes, model 1-03290-00, are tactile aids for math designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. The set includes one work tray; three form boards with one, two, and three recesses; and four circle figures, one whole and the others divided into halves, thirds, and fourths. These tactile aids introduce fractions in a concrete manner. The thickness of the circles is greater than that of the form board recesses for easy identification. DIMENSIONS: Circles are 3
Geometric Forms, model 1-03410-00, are tactile aids for math designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. These tactile aids for math introduce primary level students to the shape of a circle, square and triangle. The kit includes three plane figures, four solid figures, and a plastic sheet illustrating the three shapes in high contrast raised lines. COLOR: Plane and solid figures are yellow. Plastic sheet is white with black raised line.
Geometro: Student Workbook Kit is designed for children with low vision. The Student Workbook Kit for Geometro is designed for students in the elementary grades, and revolves around three kinds of tasks: familiarizing students with various 3-D solids and their general properties, helping students grasp the difficult concepts of how 3-D solids relate to their 2-D representations, and, helping students understand how 3-D objects are made with 2-D objects.
The Geometry Tactile Graphics Kit, model 1-08841-00, is a tactile graphics set for math designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. The set includes 52 thermoformed raised-line drawings depicting concepts, figures, and relationships that are covered in nearly all geometry textbooks. The tactile graphics in this set provide advantages over braille textbook graphics in that they are large enough for students to measure with rulers or protractors, and they incorporate some featur
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To demonstrate the difference between various types of angles for young children with vision disabilities. This technique was developed by a third-grade student who is blind for teaching younger children. The student uses his folding travel cane to demonstrate a right angle, showing the other students that if the corner of a piece of paper fits in the angle between two sections of the cane, a right angle has been created. If the angle is smaller than the right
The Graphic Aid for Mathematics is a tactile aid for math designed for students who are blind or have low vision. It is used in the construction of graphs and other mathematical figures necessary for the study of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. It is particularly useful for coordinate geometry and for graphing algebraic equations. The aid consists of a cork board mounted with a rubber mat embossed with a 34 by 30 grid of 1/2 inch squares. Pins are inserted to mark coord
Hands-On Experience with the Cranmer Abacus, model 1-30004-00, is a math training program designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. It consists of a video and an accompanying booklet designed to familiarize students with the basic mathematical uses of the Cranmer abacus, including how numbers are represented and how the four arithmetical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) are performed.
Hasbro Playskool Magnetic Numbers, model 02057, are educational toys designed for use by children age 3 years and up who are blind or have low vision. Each set has 26 brightly colored, large magnetic pieces representing numbers and arithmetic symbols. The set has 21 numbers plus 5 arithmetic symbols, with Braille numbers engraved on front of the numbers.
Hundreds Boards and Manipulatives, model 1-03105-00, is a math training device designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. It consists of two desk-size boards made of heavy plastic, the Grid Board and the Number Board, and hundreds of manipulative pieces. The Grid Board has a raised-line ten by ten grid with blank squares to which manipulatives can be attached. The Number Board also has a raised-line ten by ten grid, but its squares are preprinted with the numbers one through
Learning Baby Tad, model 8030, is a switch operated toy designed for use by children with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities. When a connected capability switch (not included)is activated, the toy can access more than ten messages and lively songs that introduce the child to the alphabet, counting, body parts, and music movement. COLOR: Green. POWER: Uses 3 triple-A batteries. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 11 x 6 x 9.5 inches.
Let's Multiply is a braille multiplicatin table designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. By moving their hands vertically and horizontally over this multiplication table, children find the multiplicand, the multiplier and the product. The table shows products up to 12 x 12. Adjacent rows and columns have contrasting colors. The table includes both braille and tactile raised numbers.
Marvel Math is a math tutorial program designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This program enables teachers to create multi-media versions of math tests. Tests can be created by converting a printed test or math book page into an electronic test, or the program can generate questions based on the teacher's specifications. The program supports addition, subtraction, multiplication, division with or without remainders, exponents, and decimals. Test questions can be presente
Math Drill Cards are braille math cards designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. Five sets are available. One set shows numbers and math signs in the Nemeth braille math code (Number & Math Sign Cards, model 1-03551-00), and the other four sets show arithmetic equations and solutions (Addition Cards, model 1-03552-00; Subtraction Cards, 1-03553-00; Multiplication Cards, model 1-03554-00, and Division Cards, model 1-03555-00). The math number and sign cards have a Nemeth
Math Flash is a voice output math tutorial program designed for use by elementary students who are blind or have low vision. This program helps students age six years and up sharpen their math skills with talking flash cards. This self-voicing program uses a computer's sound card to communicate instructions, drills, practice sessions, and games. Students can select their own favorite Math Mentor character. Teachers can modify the number of problems and their degree of difficulty, and insert cust
Math Window Basic Math is a math training aid designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This math teaching aid consists of a magnetic board and tiles that allow students with visual disabilities to build and solve math problems, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. Numerals can be configured as whole numbers, decimals, or fractions. The tiles are available with numerals and symbols in standard and large print and in Nemeth Code, a braille m
The Math Window Braille Geometry Kit is a math training aid and tactile graphics set for math designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This math teaching aid consists of a double-sided magnetic board and extra-thick tiles labeled with print and Nemeth Code, a braille math code. This kit allows blind students to work and solve geometric problems, as well as, graph them. This kit contains point markers for locating points and plotting squares to help a student accurately plot
Mathematics Made Easy for Children with Visual Impairment, by Dr. M.N.G. Mani, Aree Plernchaivanich, G.R. Ramesh, and Larry Campbell, is a manual on math training for blind students. This book helps children who are blind or have low vision to master secondary level mathematics by providing their teachers and parents with a resource for improving instructional strategies. The material presented in this publication is divided into five modules. Module 1 deals with the commonly used methods of tea
MathType is a mathematics editing program that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is compatible with most screen reading programs and a variety of assistive technology products used to access a computer. The Windows version can function as a mathematical braille translation program as it has built-in compatibility with the ViewPlus Tiger braille printers (see separate entries). The Windows version can be used by teachers with no knowledge of braille to create braill
MegaMath is a mathetmatical braille translation program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This add-on to the MegaDots braille translation program (see separate entry) can be used to produce math from simple arithmetic to advanced calculus in Nemeth code. Menus let the user choose from several notation systems for entering fractions, geometry symbols and shapes, algebra, and integrals, with shortcuts provided for common math symbols. Users can also create their own
The Meterstick is a braille and tactile ruler designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision. This one-meter measuring aid identifies centimeters and decimeters with molded, tactile markings. Centimeters are displayed by thin raised lines, with every other increment identified in braille. Decimeters are marked by thick raised lines and in braille. The ruler is made of durable plastic, and is drilled for hanging.
Multiplication and Division Tables, model 5-82700-00, are braille and large print math tables designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. These tables are intended to help students with multiplication and division problems. They feature grids that can be used to find the product of two whole numbers from one through nine or the quotient of corresponding division problems. The set includes five tables, which are printed/embossed on heavy braille paper and punched for a three-ri
The Number Puzzle Boards and Pegs are a math skills game designed for use by children with fine motor, learning, or cognitive disabilities. This multi-component manipulative activity is designed to aid in refining math skills. The self correcting number puzzles may be used alone or in combination with pegs for counting and math. The set includes 55 easy-to-handle Tall-Stacker pegs, ten crepe rubber boards, and a plastic storage tub. The boards and pegs can be washed with soap and water and may b
NumberPack is a math skills training program designed for children with upper extremity and fine motor disabilities. This software program contains three simulated pieces of classroom equipment: a teaching clock, an abacus, and a number line. These simulations are keyboard-operated stand-alone units with their own printing functions. The clock is a re-creation of a classroom teaching clock with a number of additional features. The clock can be moved forwards or backwards in a number of adjustabl
The Numicon 1–100 cm Number Rod Track is a product made for children with Down syndrome for teaching place value, partitioning, multiplication and division. Decade sections fit together to total 100 cm. The track is grooved to take number rods.
The Numicon Number Line is a counting aid designed to teach children with down syndrome and other learning disabilities early math skills of measurement and counting. Decade sections are shown in red and blue, with numerals 0-100 marked beneath in centimeter intervals.
The Orion TI-84 Plus Talking Graphing Calculator is a modified TI-84 Plus with a small attachment that adds accessibility and additional controls for individuals with low vision.
Place Value Flip Chart - Student Cards - Set of 5 is an educational aid meant for children with autism and other learning disabilities for the purpose of teaching them how to properly use place value when numbers are represented in an abstract way. Students will learn place value with these sturdy, highly visual flip charts. This item is a great learning tool for the home or in the classroom for an individual learner or for groups of learners. Each column is color coded to help visual learners u
Practice Worksheets in Basic Math are math worksheets in Braille and Large Print designed to help Braille users acquire automatic recall of basic math facts. Each volume contains 150 worksheets and each set (Braille, model B5, or large print, model LT5) includes four volumes. The basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication or division are introduced systematically and periodic review is provided. SUM-IT covers single digit addition with sums to 18. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE covers minu
Quick Pick Counting, model 1-03574-00, is a tactile educational game designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision or cognitive disabilities. This game teaches children to count to 12 with raised-line symbols and to read braille numbers. There are 50 one-sided game cards and two direction cards in the set. The student counts the tactile symbols and then reads the correct braille number. The raised-line symbols are embossed only; the number answers are in large print and braille.
Quick Pick Math are math games designed for use by students aged five years and up who are blind or have low vision. Games include Addition, model 1-03570-00; Subtraction, model 1-03571-00; Multiplication, model 1-03572-00; and Division, model 1-03573-00. Each math game consists of a plastic packet that holds fifty cards in braille and large print. A math question and four possible answers are on the front and back of each card. The plastic packet has four holes on its edge corresponding to the
Designed to provide primary-elementary level child with opportunity to discriminate, sort, and classify geometric figures according to size, shape, color and/or position. Also aids in understanding of directional terms. Consists of green 14 1/4 by 22 1/2 inch board which is mounted with five rows of 3/4 inch yellow flexible pegs, three to each row. Five sets of geometric shapes are included with the board. Each set is made up of one small, three medium, and one large piece of the same shape. The
"The Abacus Made Easy," by Davidow, published in Braille (model 5-00220-00) and large print (model 4-00100-00), is an instruction book on the Cranmer abacus designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision.
The Bridge to Braille is a manual for teaching braille to children who are blind or have low vision. It is a step-by-step guide that shows parents and teachers how to help blind children progress from early literacy experiences all the way to full participation in the classroom. Topics include reading and math readiness, braille reading and writing techniques, the Nemeth braille math code, techniques for doing math in braille, literary and textbook format, correcting and editing braille, how to
The Dyscalculia Toolkit: Supporting Learning Difficulties in Math, is a course intended for people with Dyscalculia to aid with math learning process. It is composed by a book with readings and lessons and a CD-ROOM with practice exercises. Designed to support learners aged 6 to 14 years, who have difficulty with math and numbers
The Tiger Software Suite (TSS) is a braille translation and tactile graphics program designed for use in the production of Braille and tactile graphics. Text or graphics are inserted within programs such as Microsoft Word or Excel and translated instantly by the software. Braille math translation is also available. Languages supported include English, German, Spanish, Polish, French, Dutch, Swedish, Japanese, Russian, Norwegian, and Italian The software is available on CD or for download. COMPAT
Todo Math: Early Elementary Math for Kids is an app for children with Dyscalculia and learning and cognitive disabilities. The series of games on the app are designed to help children with arithmetical operations and to increase memory and numerical association.
Todo Number Matrix: Brain teasers, logic puzzles, and mathematical reasoning is designed for use by 6-8 year old students with learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyspraxia, and Down syndrome. Todo Number Matrix is designed to allow students practice math skills such as number sense, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The app includes games using matrices for practicing these skills. The matrices
DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To teach math concepts, spatial orientation, and other concepts to students who are blind or who have low vision. The box begins with a plastic box with a smooth, flat, snap-lock top. Place two strips of self-adhesive Velcro in parallel lines on the lid, so they resemble lines on a sheet of paper. Turn the lid over and attach three parallel lines. This creates a set of worksheet templates. Other configurations and layouts for special uses can be created using additional
"Using the Cranmer Abacus for the Blind," by Gissoni, is a Cranmer abacus instruction book designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is available in a braille edition, no. 6-50100-00, and a large print edition, no. 4-27110-00.
Virtual Pencil is math training software designed for use by students who have difficulty using a pencil, including students who are blind or have low vision, upper extremity disabilities, or learning disabilities. This software can be used by students to solve mathematics problems without the use of a pencil, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. When the software is opened, a split screen appears, looking like a window with two panes. The left pane shows a tree directo