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**SPECIAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY**

By: Erica, Lauren, Hillary, & Katie

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# ***** **Math Talk**

Math talk is a computer program that allows students to use voice commands to solve, create and understand math problems. Math levels available in: pre-algebra, algebra, calculus, trigonometry, statistics, graphing, through Ph.D. and professional levels.

· Math talk offers programs for a variety of abilities including visual impairment. Programs available to help turn math problems to Braille and to create voice activated problems then translate them to Braille.

· Math talk can also create graphs using voice commands.

· Math talk allows student to solve multiplication problems by voice commands.

· Math talk allows students to solve arithmetic addition problems through voice command: Watch Demo to understand a little bit better (http://mathtalk.com/demos.htm).

Why is this program useful?

Math talk reaches a variety of students who would otherwise not be able to meet math requirements. Math talk helps students who:

· Are visually impaired

· Cannot solve problems using pencil and paper

· Do not have the ability to write (paraplegic)

· Students who must verbalize math and have it read to them in order to understand it

Reference:

Unknown. (2008).*Video demos showing features of mathtalk. *From http://mathtalk.com/demos.htm

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**http://www.time4learning.com/demos.htm**

**http://www.inclusive.co.uk/severe_complex_special_needs/index.shtml**

*Text To Speech*

*Turn documents and other word processed items and turn it into audable rescources!*
*Great for students with Speech and Hearing Disabilities!*
*Some are FREE, but others have a download cost.*
*Some programs expand beyond just Microsoft Word and will even read email or text messages.*

Websites

Other Programs include READ180

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