[Athen] Dragonize a desktop calculator with print out?

Pielaet, Jon jon.pielaet at mso.umt.edu
Wed Apr 21 14:34:09 PDT 2010

I can't think of an elegant solution, but OKI still makes dot matrix printers and label outfitters still has those 3" labels...

Jon P. Pielaet
Program Assistant for Instructional Materials
Disability Services for Students
Emma B. Lommasson 154
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812


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Subject: [Athen] Dragonize a desktop calculator with print out?

Hi, everybody
Perhaps you already had discuss the following ; if so, Would you mind sending me the information?
If not, then, Could we discuss feasible solutions to the problem?

A client with mobility impairment /partial paralysis of the fingers uses Dragon Naturally Speaking -version 10 preferred- to enter data in a computer.
This person is presently working in a government office in accounting after completing successfully the face to face and hands-on interview process. During the practical exam, the person was allowed to enter the data in Excel using DNS.

Now, the person is working the numbers from various spreadsheets and need a print-out to attach to the reports to show the math. Printing a whole letter sized sheet is out of the question, as they would go through way too much paper.

1) Is there a calculator with print-out/till-tape capabilities that will work with Dragon?.  Programs like MathPad or MathTalk do work with DNS, but they would still have the problem of printing a whole page. I imagine it would be a mobility challenge to work the separate totals in columns and then cut them.
2) Is there a computer compatible printer which could work with "calculator-type" paper roll (about 3" wide)? I remember years ago we use to print labels which came in a 3" roll directly from the computer... but I think that the printer was a dot matrix.

I will appreciate your ideas. Thanks and have an excellent day.

Catalina Colaci
Learning Assistance Centre & Support Services for Students with Disabilities
500 College Drive, PO Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 5K4 Canada

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