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    Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) - US

    This book focuses on the accommodation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learners, with an emphasis on actual practices utilised by educators.

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    Assistive Software: Metroplex's MathTalk or Scientific Notebook

    MathTalk allows the user to voice any math from pre-algebra, algebra, trig, calculus, statistics, thru Ph.D. and graduate level. This includes voicing graphs. Metroplex's MathTalk TM or Scientific Notebook TM may be helpful if the student is able to use Voice Recognition such as  Dragon Naturally Speaking.

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    Assistive Technology: GTCalc Graphing Talking Calculator Software

    GTCalc has four levels of magnification and the ability to zoom in and out and turn speech on and off.
    GTCalc has the following modes: Calculate, Rational, Finance, Functions, Graph, Set Axes and Set Colour Scheme.

    With GT Calc you also have the ability to set the colour scheme to High Contrast White or High Contrast Black, and also set the color of the Desktop, Windows and Text for all screens other than the Graph screen.
    GTCalc also comes with an on-screen Help function.

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    BlindMath forum for those interested in mathematics

    BlindMath is a mailing list where interested persons can discuss all issues related to blindness and math. Topics for discussion include (but are not limited to) sources for accessible texts, information about tactile and auditory graphing programs, suggestions for insuring that math lectures are accessible to blind students, and strategies used by blind math instructors. Anyone with an interest in this topic is free to join this group and contribute to the discussions.

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    Design Science - how science communicates - US

    Design Science designs software tools for the education, scientific and publishing communities that need to make math accessible. Their current math authoring tools such as MathType, MathFlow and MathDaisy can all assist students and educators in creating accessible math content.

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    Desmos - graphing calculator

    Desmos is an advanced graphing calculator implemented as a web application and a mobile application written in JavaScript.

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    EquatIO can assist mathematics and STEM teachers and students, to create mathematical equations, formulas, Desmos graphs and more on their computer or Chromebook.  Users type, handwrite, or dictate any expression, with no tricky coding or maths languages to master. There’s a huge library of ready-made expressions to save you time, from simple formulas to complex functions. And when you’re done, just add the math to your document with a click.

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    Image Description Guidelines

    The first part of these Guidelines covers description guidelines that apply to any type of image. The second part covers guidelines for describing images within specific types of categories, such as:  Art, Photos & Cartoons; Chemistry;  Diagrams;  Graphs; Maps;  Mathematics and Tables.  Guidelines developed by the DIAGRAM center and National Center for Accessible Media at (NCAM).

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    InftyReader. OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software

    InftyReader is an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) application that recognizes and translates scientific documents (including math symbols) into LaTeX, MathML and XHTML.

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