ColorTest II: Talking Color Analyzer

Available in Spanish and English!

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 has hundreds of uses at home, work, or school, including selecting your own wardrobe; identifying products from the package color; determining if fruit is ripe; and distinguishing colored folders, forms.

 

Features

  • A clear human voice announces the color of any object placed in contact with its tip
  • Senses over 1,000 nuances of color and detects patterns, brightness, and contrast
  • Provides color analysis with specific values for brightness, hue, and saturation
  • Talking clock, calendar, timer, thermometer, and three games
  • Earphone jack and holes to accommodate a neck loop (earphones not included)
  • Built-in rechargeable battery

 

Includes

  • Carrying case and battery charger
  • Instructions on cassette, with a large print and braille Quick Start booklet
  • One year limited warranty

Video: Watch a teacher and student made video demonstrating the functions of the ColorTest II  in the classroom.
 

ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGE

All shipments will incur actual UPS shipping rates based on the destination. Free Matter for the Blind shipping is not available for this item.


 Spanish language version on sale! Original Price $725.00. Available while supplies last.
 
 
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ColorTest II: Talking Color Analyzer, English Catalog Number: 1-03951-00
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Price: $798.00


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ColorTest II Colors the World for Blind Users

Article excerpt from the field, by Kristie Smith, M.Ed, CTVI

Originally published in the Fred's Head from APH Blog .

 

 

Adaptations and accommodations through amazing products like the ColorTest II help people who are blind perceive colors in the world around them.

 

The ColorTest II excels at helping both children and adults identify colors, whether they are outside or evaluating the contents of their own wardrobe closet. Features of this incredible device include:

 

  • A clear human voice that announces the color of any object placed in contact with its tip
  • Senses over 1,000 nuances of color and detects patterns, brightness, and contrast
  • Provides color analysis with specific values for brightness, hue, and saturation
  • Talking clock, calendar, timer, thermometer, and three games
  • Earphone jack and openings to accommodate a neck loop (earphones not included)
  • Built-in rechargeable battery

 

As a teacher of blind and visually impaired students, I’ve learned how important it is for my students to be able to identify color. I recall a student once telling me that she thought grass was purple. In response, I began creating a curriculum that taught her the various colors in the world, so that others would not misconstrue her visual impairment with another disability. As expected, this curriculum instilled a curiosity for colors in my student. She was most eager to learn how colors can relate to each other and even carry meaning. Later it became important to my student to know the color of her hair, eyes, and skin as well as her clothes.

 

None of my students or friends with visual impairments need worry about how they dress themselves, organize colors in their closet, or understand our highly color-coded world now that they have access to the ColorTest II.

 

Students have a blast placing the small lightweight device over an object and listening as it tells them the color of everything that captures their interest. One student walked around school with his vision teacher testing everything and everybody he came into contact with. Our secretary had a good laugh when the ColorTest said that her hair was “dark grey” To everyone’s amusement, it accurately described another lock of her hair as “murky brown.” The ColorTest II was a delight to all!

 

There are many fun expanded core curriculum activities for the ColorTest II that will help students who are visually impaired accomplish a multitude of objectives.

 

Activities for the ColorTest II Color Reading Device:

1.  Ask students to use the ColorTest II to read the color of index cards, choose four different colors. Ask the child to use the ColorTest to sort the index cards and then have him or her stuff envelopes with the colored cards.

2.  Place five different colored shirts on a table. Ask the student to identify the blue shirt first, then the red and last the purple. Children will learn how to hang clothes on a hanger as well as recognize positional words for other skills.

3.  Place colored markers in a box. Students will see or feel large print or braille for the order of the markers and place the markers in the box according to the directions.

4.  Bring two different canned drinks, and two types of pudding from home. Ask the child which flavor of pudding he wants to make. He will use the ColorTest II and identify which beverage and pudding he would like.


By using the ColorTest II, students will not only attain a higher awareness of colors but will increase their confidence in understanding the world around them.



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