by Roger Tower of Independence Science
Blind and Low Vision students can now participate independently alongside their peers in hands-on experiments as a result of the work being done through Vernier’s partnership with Independence Science.
Developed to encourage a greater interest in STEM fields of study, the Talking LabQuest breaks down the barriers of the typical science classroom for students who are Blind or Low Vision by allowing these students the opportunity for an interactive, hands-on laboratory experience.
The Department of Education’s Office of Human Rights, along with Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the 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 now provides BLV students the same science laboratory learning opportunity, with the same substantially equivalent ease of use, as sighted students.
The Talking LabQuest can be ordered as a complete unit, or you can order the Sci-Voice Software separately to add speech to any original LabQuest units that you currently own.
To purchase, or for more information on the Talking LabQuest, contact Independence Science directly at 866-862-9665 or email Info@IndependenceScience.com
The Talking LabQuest in action