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Accessible Chemistry Resources

Updated as of May 27, 2024.

Periodic Table Tools

Azer’s Interactive Periodic Table Study Set (Nemeth)

This interactive periodic table study set is designed to make learning about the Periodic Table of the Elements accessible to students with visual impairments and blindness. The tangible materials included with this study set complement APH’s Periodic Table of the Elements Reference Chart and allow students to enhance their understanding of concepts consistent with the National Science Standards.

Note: The braille guidebook is sold separately. Some assembly required – the customer affixes a single round loop fastener to the back of each element piece and accessory before using with the provided tri-fold board.

Periodic Table of the Elements booklet from Tactile Vision Graphics

Embossable Periodic Table of the Elements (link to a free download)

Math Window® Chemistry Kit

Provides students with the complete set of tools needed to understand chemical principles and solve chemistry problems in the mainstream classroom. Each chemistry kit is available in Nemeth and UEB and features:

  • Magnetic tiles (in print and Braille)
  • Innovative element tile storage trays
  • Periodic Table of the Elements
  • Print/Braille reference sheets detailing each element
  • Element Circles and Bond Lines

Tools to Build Molecular Models

Adapted Science Materials Kit

Designed for K-12 students, this kit includes many items originally devised by educators at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, California, and enables students with visual impairments to participate in science lessons and experiments alongside their sighted peers. All items fit in the APH Innovations Tote Bag.

Basic Science Tactile Graphics – Chemistry Graphics

Basic Science Tactile Graphics are vacuum-formed, raised-line drawings depicting objects, concepts, and relationships that are covered in nearly all elementary science textbooks. They are intended to supplement, not replace, the graphics in a student’s adapted textbook. Instructional hints and suggestions are given for each tactile drawing. Includes 52 graphics.

Relevant graphics:

  • States of Matter
  • Atom
  • Molecules and Compounds
  • Water Molecule

Accessible Laboratory Equipment

Adapted Science Materials Kit (from APH)

Sci-Voice TM Talking LabQuest 2 Version 2.3 Package, including Logger Pro software

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This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

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