Accessible Graphing Scientific Interactive Calculator
Many high schools use a graphing scientific calculator to assist students in
math and science courses. These calculators have a built-in screen and displays
graphs and perform scientific functions. These calculators are used widely in
higher math (Algebra I and beyond) and science courses. They are a valuable
tool for high school teachers and students.
Unfortunately, the graphing scientific calculators are not accessible to
visually impaired people. Real time, interactive, independent comprehension of
two dimensional graphs by visually impaired students is not known This project
will increase the knowledge base in interactive graph analysis and interactive
scientific calculation research for visually impaired people.
The Accessible Graphing Scientific Interactive Calculator (AUSIC) will use
three sensory modalities to create a tool to assist the visually impaired user
in independently analyzing one or many graphs. This research is being performed
by Automated Functions, Inc. who is expert in the design and development of
adaptive aid technology to assist visually impaired people. Math and science
fleds are very important in our technical world, and visually impaired people
need access to the commercial scientific calculators so they can succeed in
their educational and business endeavors.
PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NOT AVAILABLE
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Ronald A. Morford
AUTOMATED FUNCTIONS, INC.
7700 LEESBURG PIKE, STE 420 FALLS CHURCH, VA 22043
Number of Employees: