Orion TI-84 plus

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Graphing calculators are important for students who are in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Those calculators are easy to use for ‘normal’ students, but not for students who are blind or visually impaired.

That is why Texas Instruments teamed up with Orbit research to develop the Orion TI-84 Plus. This device represents the breakthrough in STEM education for blind and visually impaired students. By making a basic tool accessible, blind or visually impaired students will be more encouraged to choose for STEM education. Making it more inclusive and giving them more opportunities later in life.

I think this is a huge step forward in including people with disabilities in the classroom. Do you think that this device will lead to more blind or visually impaired students choosing for STEM education?

Heleen

Sources

http://www.aph.org/pr/20130226Talking-Graphing-Calculator.html

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