Digital math: computer, tablet and calculator displaying charts and graphs

Using the Desmos Calculator with Sara Larkin

Watch the recorded Desmos webinar!

By now, TSVIs have heard about Desmos, a popular free web application or mobile application that is fully accessible with a screen reader and braille display. Do you know how to use and better yet, how to teach Desmos to students who are blind or visually impaired?


Desmos is used annually by over 75 million people around the world. Desmos is built into testing platforms including most high-stakes testing providers and assessments including CollegeBoard (SAT), NWEA MAP Growth and Smarter Balanced.

Is Demos on your test? Check the availability of Desmos on your state assessments here.

Desmos Happy Hour

Project INSPIRE is excited to announce the free Happy Hour webinar on Desmos!

What: Using the Desmos Calculator with Sara Larkin

Using the Desmos Calculator with Sara Larkin webinar was recorded February 29, 2024 and is available below:

Using Desmos Calculator with Sara Larkin transcript.

Presenter: Sara Larkin

Sara is the dynamite statewide math consultant for the Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Since 2007, she supports TSVIs and classroom teachers to ensure students with visual impairments have access to math education. Sara is a national leader in all things related to math for students with visual impairments and is a highly-sought after presenter. Previously, she served 18 years as a high school math and computer programming teacher in the general education classroom.


Paths to Technology posts on Desmos can be found on the Digital Math Summary Page and include:

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