Interactive U.S. Map with Talking Tactile Pen

This interactive map with talking tactile pen is a dynamic learning tool for accessing information about the 50 states.

Menu items along the lower portion of the map allow the reader to request additional help, increase/decrease speech volume, increase/decrease speech rate, repeat last spoken word or phrase, lock the pen on a chosen layer for all states, or interrupt speech.

The pen serves as a personal "tour guide" that gives the reader information about each location visited on the map via multiple layers of audio recordings. The reader is allowed to "drill down" layer by layer via consecutive pen taps to learn about each state.

Pen Layers
  • L1: State name
  • L2: State abbreviation
  • L3: State capital
  • L4: Ten largest cities
  • L5: Surroundings (land & water)
  • L6: Land area, water area, state water percentage
  • L7: Highest point (elevation)
  • L8: Major rivers
  • L9: Population estimate
  • L10: Statehood
  • L11: State nickname
  • L12: State symbols (bird, flower, tree, and song title)
  • L13: State motto
  • L14: Famous people
  • L15: Points of interest
  • L16: Interesting facts
  • L17: Spelling of state name


  • Foldable tactile/large print map of the United States
  • Modified Livescribe™ Echo™ Smartpen with audio content, 3.5mm headphone jack, and mini-USB port
  • USB charging cable
  • Storage pouch for pen and charging cable
  • Carrying box to store components
  • Large print instruction booklet
  • Braille instruction booklet
  • UEB Compliant

Field Tester Evaluator Comment: "It is an engaging, interactive, and user-friendly tool to complement social studies and geography content, and is a practical addition to any classroom serving students with visual impairments"

WARNING: Choking Hazard—Small Parts. Not intended for children ages 5 and under without adult supervision.

Age Range:
8 and Up


Interactive U.S. Map with Talking Tactile Pen Format: Product
Catalog Number: 1-01150-00

Price: $276.00

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