The American Printing House for the Blind has once again partnered with Orbit Research to make a mainstream calculator accessible. The Orion TI-30XS MultiView Talking Scientific Calculator takes many of its cues from the TI-84 Plus, an accessible graphing calculator released in 2013. A small attachment makes this scientific model, also from Texas Instruments, accessible by adding voice prompts and a review mode among other features. You can order it now from APH for $399 plus shipping. We've included more information from APH's September newsletter below.
A fully-accessible handheld scientific calculator -- ideal for all students, middle school through college. And this calculator is available on Quota!
The Orion TI-30XS MultiView Talking Scientific Calculator is a modified TI-30XS MultiView with a small attachment that adds accessibility and additional controls. APH partnered with Orbit Research and Texas Instruments to make this powerful calculator accessible.
Unique Access and Screen Review Capability to a Multiline Scientific Calculator: The attachment consists of a unit on the back of the calculator with three function keys on the front of the calculator, above the display. These function keys control preferences, volume, rate, pause, silence, and the unique "Learn" mode. The comprehensive screen review function allows the user to move to previous line, next line, next word, next character, read all, and spell out the last spoken text.
- Identical display and keypad functionality as the standard TI-30XS; helpful to teachers already familiar with the TI-30XS
- Full speech access to all menus, mathematical expressions, text, and symbols displayed on the screen
- Clear, high-quality recorded speech
- Each key is announced when pressed
- Comprehensive screen review
- Unique Learn mode for instantaneous key identification without interrupting operations
- High capacity, user replaceable, rechargeable battery
- Battery or AC adapter operation
- Easy on/off control and auto power-off
- Fraction/decimal conversion
- Edit, cut, and paste entries
- (x-y) tables
- 1- & 2- variable statistics
- Talking Scientific Calculator with specially designed hard plastic slide cover and original TI-30XS MultiView hard snap cover
- Standard A male to Micro-B male USB cable
- USB wall plug
- USB flash drive with documentation
- Quick-Start Guide in print and braille
Dimensions: 6.8 inches x 3.8 inches x 0.8 inch.
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.