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Talking LabQuest

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The Talking LabQuest is a sensor interface for blind or low vision students for use in science education.

Blind and Low Vision (BLV) students can participate independently alongside their peers in hands-on science laboratory experiments with a LabQuest interface and Sci-Voice Access software. This is a result of the work being done through a partnership with Vernier Software & Technology and Independence Science to bring speech to the original LabQuest.

Features

  • Handheld device for field activities or classroom experiments
  • Talking, real-time data readings for experiment participation
  • Audible and viewable interactive periodic table with multiple descriptors for each element
  • Navigate the device with spoken menus
  • Your choice of language, including English and several others. Please check for availability
A student measures temperature in a stream while listening to the values from his LabQuest

Hands-on Science for Blind or Low Vision Students

Developed to encourage a greater interest in STEM fields of study, the purpose of the Talking LabQuest is to help break down the barriers of the typical science classroom for students who are Blind or Low Vision.

The Department of Education’s Office of Human Rights along with Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) require that, whenever available, individuals with disabilities are provided the same educational benefits and technology as those provided to individuals without disabilities.

The Talking LabQuest provides students with BLV the same science laboratory learning opportunity, with the same substantially equivalent ease of use, as sighted students.

Talking LabQuest Overview

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Behind the Scenes at Perkins

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Compatible Sensors and Lab Equipment

Talking LabQuest is compatible with over 70 Vernier sensors and lab equipment, providing a wide selection of experiments to add data-collection technology. View all compatible sensors »

Ordering Information

Sci-Voice Software

The Talking LabQuest can be ordered as a complete unit, or you may order the Sci-Voice Software separately to add speech to any Original LabQuest units you currently own.

Contact Independence Science directly to purchase or for more information on the Talking LabQuest for your Science Classroom or Laboratory.

Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications. Product usage disclaimer »

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