Accessible Science Adaptations for VI

These adaptations have been created by teachers to make science equipment accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired. Please let us know if you have an adaptation that you would like to share with others!


Here are some options for creating tactile rain gauges.
Adaptations to Molymods for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Using tactile markers with students who are visually impaired.
To make the adapted graduated cylinders, I was lucky enough to have the help of a student intern from MIT.
This is a description of how to adapt the APH Periodic Table in order to indicate tactually the major element groups.
How is a student with visual impairment to count using tally marks?
Tips to adapt a scientific talking calculator for easier use by students who are blind or who have low vision
A guide to making the APH Periodic Table Reference Booklet easier to use for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Tips for adapting rulers for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Hands-on activity to teach students who are blind or visually impaired about the concepts of the thermometer.
Description of the use of the PIAF machine to produce tactile graphics for science for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Guidelines to adapt a balance for students who are blind or visually impaired.