Accessible Science Products

The following is a list of products and materials with photos and descriptions that we have used. We have noted the strengths and limitations. Please remember these are our opinions. Click on the names below to jump to that particular product.


From the Carolina Supply Company site: Enlarged view of a typical plant cell as viewed under an electron microscope. Important organelles are shown in raised relief and vibrantly colored. On... Read More
This item is available as a FREE download from APH.  This thorough checklist provides information on necessary items for the student with visual impairment in the science lab and... Read More
Weigh them or measure them! Brightly colored interlocking plastic cubes each measure one cubic centimeter and weigh one gram. Set includes 1000 cubes in 10 different colors.
Accurate Space Shuttle models are 1/200 Scale. The model is handcrafted in resin and hand painted. A stand (pictured) is included. All of the following space shuttles models are... Read More
This short description is from the Flinn Website: An economy-priced, electric hot plate Durable metal housing with adjustable knob for heat control Not compatible with GFI... Read More
The following information is from the Science for the Blind website: Published by the National Braille Press in large print and braille, the experiments described in volume one of this book are fun... Read More
The following description is from the Maxi-Aids site: Flame retardant Quilted layers for extra safety Protection all the way up the elbow Sturdy for years of use Handy... Read More
The following information is from the Maxi-Aids website: Set of 12 measuring spoons from 1/64 tsp. to 2 Tbsp Braille and tactile markings on each spoon Measurements shown in tsp./... Read More
The following information is from the Maxi-Aids website: Set of 9 measuring cups from 1/8 to 2 Cups Braille and tactile markings on each cup Measurements shown in cups and... Read More
Maxi-Aids carries a number of talking bathroom scales.  Features vary.  Most of the scales include a large LCD screen as well.  Some will give measurements in both standard and metric... Read More
The following description is from the APH website: This table model is a standard 12-inch political globe covered with a tactile clear plastic overlay. Among the overlay's features are continent... Read More
This text does not appear to be in large scale production, but is sold by APH.  The link indicates that a color Large Print version will be produced upon ordering.   This is part of a... Read More
 Many thanks to Kristen Ryan for her input about this product. The following description is from the Olympus website:  getolympus.com The VN-7200 combines the simplicity of analog... Read More
The following description is from the NSTA website:   Before your students can discover accurate science, you need to uncover the preconceptions they already have.... Read More
The following description is from the bindependent site.   With its full-day timing range and great precision, the Talking Timer can handle most any timing task, from baking a cake to... Read More
This description is from the APH Website:   These sheets have thick unit lines and thinner sub-unit lines. Sold in packages of 100. 1-04067-00:  0.5 inch Squares, 19 x 20... Read More
The following description is from the APH Website:   Bold-Line Tactile Graph Sheets combine tactile and print, which expand APH's graph sheet collection previously available only in... Read More
What is the IBEX?  Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, a Small Explorer Earth-orbiting spacecraft that is designed to map the distant boundary between the solar wind from our Sun... Read More
The following description of this incredible book by Noreen Grice is from the NASA website: Touch the Universe is a unique and innovative astronomy book that will help visually impaired people... Read More
AVAILABLE WITH QUOTA FUNDS   This felt board is a replacement for a math kit but works nicely for science activities.  It is 13" X 20.75".   The board I have been... Read More
The following is from the NASA website: The book "Getting a Feel for Lunar Craters" was created with the NLSI (NASA's Lunar Science Institute) and features tactile diagrams of the lunar surface... Read More
The following description is from the APH website:   These thermoformed tactile maps are a comprehensive aid to geographic instruction and orientation. With tactile maps of all... Read More
The atomic model can be purchased separately from the entire set.    This model includes the atom and accessories (protons, neutrons and electrons).     In... Read More
This description is from the APH Website: This large wall calendar introduces sighted and blind children to such concepts as measuring time; tracking left, right, top, and bottom; recording the... Read More
  From the APH website:   These sheets have braille dot grids on manila paper.  They are sold in packages of 50.   Sizes available are as follows:... Read More
This description is from the Exceptional Teaching, Inc website.   These extra-high, spongy, adhesive-backed dots are pleasant to touch, easy to find tactually, adhere to... Read More
The following description is from the APH Website:   This popular educational game series has been adapted for blind or visually impaired players. Four titles are available:... Read More
The following description is from the Wikki Stix Website:   Science – Technology – Engineering – Math: STEM!   Wikki Stix STEM Pak...not just part of the movement...it’s... Read More
The following description is from the youcandoastronomy.com website:    Touch the Stars, published by National Braille Press, and written by Noreen Grice, with tactile... Read More
The following is from the APH website:   Weather Instruments Delta Science Readers Students read about what weather is and what factors cause changes in the weather.... Read More
The following description is from the APH website:   This two-volume set of thermoformed tactile graphics gives a comprehensive overview of the body. Includes the skeletal,... Read More
The following is from the eTouchSciences Website: Exploring the Atom Students explore the atom, feeling forces within the nucleus and the electron rings. They learn the parts of an... Read More
The eTouchSciences Apps work with the Novint Falcon. They allow students to experience science and math concepts utilizing tactile feedback, sound, and visual stimuli providing a truly multi-... Read More
This description is from the APH website. Braillable Labels and Sheets These clear, blank self-adhesive labels can be brailled and used to label items around the home, school, and office, such... Read More
The following description of this product is from the APH website: Feel 'n Peel Stickers These fun and educational tactile/visual stickers have a variety of uses. Feel 'n Peel Stickers are... Read More
Information from the APH website:   Textured Paper Collection   This paper collection contains tactile colored sheets that can be cut and applied to other surfaces for... Read More
The following product information is from the APH Website: APH Graphic Aid For Mathematics Construct geometric and other figures and graphs related to arithmetic, algebra, geometry,... Read More
This information is from the eTouchSciences website:   With the Novint 3D Touch Controller you can feel a realistic sense of touch in computer applications. This device and the... Read More
The following information is from the Mannequin Mart website: Description: A greatly enlarged (105 times) cross sectional view of the human skin showing three layers and a close-up view of a... Read More
The following is from the 3B website: This high quality model of the human ear represents outer, middle and inner ear. The detailed human ear model has removable eardrum with hammer, anvil... Read More
3- D printers offer the promise of quick production of models for students with visual impairment. Teachers of the Visually Impaired who work with students studying science realize how often an... Read More
This flower model is significanatly less expensive than the one I utilize but it has most of the features.  The following is from the eNasco website. Grade 5 through college. As students... Read More
The following description is from the enasco.com website: Exclusive, fully dissectible Denoyer-Geppert flower model. This three-dimensional, unbreakable vinyl model is fully dissectible into 12 parts... Read More
When my highly latex-allergic student expressed an interest in an experiment requiring balloons, I began to search for another option. Fortunately, Mr Balloon was one of the first companies I... Read More
The Tactile Caliper is an excellent measuring device developed by Pranay Jain and Anshul Singhai from MIT. Using the caliper, students who can read Braille numbers can measure and draw with precision... Read More
This product should be used in conjuction with a standard weight set and a spring scale.    The following description of this product is from the CPO Website: Dynamic Pulleys... Read More
This information is found on the APH website. This device is for people who are blind or colorblind. ColorTest II is a hand-held device that helps the user distinguish colors independently. It... Read More
This kit allows students to explore the concept of density through scientific experimentation and observation.  The kit comes with 2 solid cube boxes (different densities) and 2 solid cylinders... Read More
These mitts provide protection when handling very hot or very cold objects. They are made of strong silicone rubber which resists tearing and the gripping surfaces have concave tipped studs for a non... Read More
Set includes 10, 1-inch cubes of various materials (metals, woods and plastics).  Students can use these cubes to explore density.  This set reinforces the concept that density is a ratio... Read More

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