Accessible Scientific Calculator

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), in partnership with Orbit Research and Texas Instruments, is developing an accessible TI-30XS MultiView Scientific Calculator. The Orion TI-30XS MultiView Calculator will feature recorded voice, accessible history, fraction mode, key describer mode, and a user replaceable battery. The calculator is ideal for General Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Statistics, General Science, Biology, and Chemistry. The accessible scientific calculator will replace the Orbit TI-36 and will be available on Quota.

APH is seeking field evaluators for this new calculator. Students in the field evaluation must be braille readers, enrolled in a STEM class Gr. 7-12, able to use the calculator 2-3 times a week, and must be able to field test the calculator May 1-June 15. Special consideration will be given to teams comprised of a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and a Regular Education STEM Teacher.

If interested in participating, please send the following information to Jeanette Wicker, Core Curriculum Consultant at


School/District Name

School Mailing Address


Grade of Student

Class in which the student is enrolled

Type of instructional setting (residential, itinerant, etc.)

Your preferred reading medium

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