[Athen] Blind student unable to utilize tactile methods

Noble,Stephen L. steve.noble at louisville.edu
Wed Oct 31 17:12:17 PDT 2018

If you want to try something free, there's the Cal Poly accessible Periodic Table, in both DAISY and Excel formats at


There's also supposed to be an accessible navigable Periodic Table that comes loaded on the Talking LabQuest 2:


The Talking LabQuest is going to be extremely useful (if not almost mandatory) when it comes time for a blind student to take an active role in a chemistry lab.

--Steve Noble

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> on behalf of Priest, Ione <ipriest at msudenver.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 6:48 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Blind student unable to utilize tactile methods

Hello everyone,

We have a student taking a chemistry course next semester who is blind, but is unable to utilize Braille and other tactile methods due to neuropathy. The instructor was thoughtful enough to research a tactile Periodic Table of Elements for the student to use, but as stated, not something the student is able to use. We have reached out to the student to get ideas on what has and has not worked for them in the past, but I am curious if anyone here has any recommendations on facilitating the student’s interaction with course materials.

Thanks everyone,

Ione Priest, CPACC
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Accessibility Technology Manager
Access Center

Plaza 122

Metropolitan State University of Denver

ipriest at msudenver.edu

Phone: 303-615-0200

Fax: 720-778-5662

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