Learn about assistive technology tools called talking calculators.
By Kristin Stanberry , Marshall Raskind, Ph.D.
A talking calculator has a built-in speech synthesizer that reads aloud each number, symbol, or operation key a user presses; it also vocalizes the answer to the problem. This auditory feedback may help a student check the accuracy of the keys he presses and verify the answer before he transfers it to paper.
What type(s) of learning difficulty do these tools address?
This type of tool benefits people who struggle with: math.
Products to Consider:
- Independent Living Aids (various talking calculators)
- MaxiAids (various talking calculators)
- AbleData (various talking calculators)
Resources to help you evaluate assistive technology for your child:
Updated February 2010