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A talking calculator that shows a students work

From: Kenneth <Kenneth@premier-programming.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 09:33:57 -0500
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A talking calculator that shows a students work

Math and Disabilities

Premier Programming has just released a talking calculator, which is one of
nine products in our accessibility suite. We realized early on that our
product line was not adressing the need for assistive technology in the area
of math and science, so we started by developing a talking calculator.

This calculator is just the first of three calculators we are developing.
We did more to the calculators than just add voice.

The full functioning talking calculator can be used with or without a screen
reader. Every button, and edit area talks. It is easy to use with large keys
and contrasting colors. This calculator has more than voice added to it. It
has two display areas so that when you are adding a series of numbers the
total is always displayed, even as you are entering a new number. The
feature that really sets it apart from other calculators is that it displays
your work. It ctually displays the equation so that you can easily see or
hear your last process. When students are required to show there work they
can cut and paste it into a document..

This is one of three different products that we will be releasing to make
math accessible. We will be releasing a business calculator that will have
statistical and business functions, and a scientific calculator. Both
calculators will be screen reader friendly allowing users to tab from one
button to another without having to memmorize over 100 hot keys. Ease of use
is just one feature. The other features that really set these apart from the
current calculator are the ability to undo all the way back to the
beginning. You will be able to edit your equation. However, the most
important feature is the talking graphs. The talking graphs will be very
similar to the graph interpreter that we recently unveiled in Washington DC.

The standard talking calculator is free to anyone who wants to download it
at www.readingmadeeasy.com.

We are hoping people like this one enough that they will come back and buy
one of our professional math products. In the past we only gave products to
non profit organizations this product is free for everyone.

Both the business and scientific calculators will sell for $69.95.

They both include the graph interpeter.

For more information about these products contact

Steve Timmer
Premier Programming Solutions
12800 Escanaba Dr.
DeWitt, MI 48820
Phone 517-668-8188
Fax 517-668-2417
Email info@readingmadeeasy.com
URL www.readingmadeeasy.com
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