Accessible Science Resource Posts

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This 13:50 minute video from DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) shows how to make science accessible to students... read more
By Accessible Science
Ed Summers shows how SAS makes it easy for those with disabilities to access features of the software. For more information about SAS Graphics... read more
By Laura Hospitál
APH offers templates for producing tactile graphics in numerous fields including science.  New graphics are added regularly and the user can sign up... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS-SB) has created a video about a new tactile resource from NASA called “Getting a Feel for... read more
By Accessible Science
In this video, Dr. Cary Supalo explains the Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest and demonstrates some experiments that can be done with it.          
By Accessible Science
The PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Acorn Naturalists offers a host of 3-D models appropriate for students with visual impairment.   The following is from the Acorn Naturalists website... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind ) was founded almost 70 years in 1948  ago by Anne T. Macdonald to provide accessible textbooks to... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Bookshare provides accessible books without a fee for students with print disabiities.  Students with visual impairment can access both textbooks and... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The Full Option Science System (FOSS) available through Delta Education provides a hands-on curriculum, which is vital for maintaining interest and... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Irie AT is commited to providing accessible resources for adults and students who have visual impairments. The Irie AT website includes an extensive... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Sensational Books is devoted to making art more accessible for those who are blind or visually impaired.  The company was founded by   Ann Cunningham... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The Braille Superstore offers a wide variety of Braille books as well as housewares, travel products, low vision products, toys and games,Braille... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Maxi - Aids is the leading provider of on-line adaptive products for the blind and visually impaired.  The company is owned and operated by... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
The latest edition of the Visual Impairment and Deafblind Education Quarterly (VIDBEQ) is devoted to STEM.   The table of contents for Vol. 61, Issue... read more
By Accessible Science
This study guide to the systems of the body includes annotated links to a information on the following topics: Circulatory System Respiratory... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The following description is from the NCAM (National Center for Accessible Media) website: The POET Image Description Tool launched in 2012 – an open... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Through extensive research, the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WBGH in Boston has provided an extensive set of image guidelines.  ... read more
By Laura Hospitál
I discovered this website while writing the recent blog on Humor in science instruction.  It offers a science section which includes simple... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The Described and Captioned Media Project (DCMP) funded by the U.S. Department of Education has a mission to provide equal access to communication... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The Science Kids website has a host of resources including the Weird Stuff section at the bottom left of the home page.  This section includes jokes... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Science First is a small family-owned  business founded in 1960 by Frank Lee, a college physics professor.  The business is still run by his family.... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
In this 17-minute video, Selma Walsh describes a range of strategies that she has used to include students with visual impairments in science classes... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Draw2Measure Protractor App is a free new application from APH (American Printing House for the Blind), which allows students to measure angles in... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The Audio Description Project is an initiative of the American Council of the Blind. It provides a wealth of information on how to access audio... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Each vendor at Blind Mice Mega Mall is visually impaired, so when you shop on-line through this website you are benefiting the VI community.  ... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The website Choose My Plate provides a wealth of resources for students, parents and teachers, related to nutrition. Many of the activities presented... read more
By Laura Hospitál
What could be cooler for middle schoolers than Gross Science? PBS Learning Media provides a host of TRULY gross resources for just this readersthip... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Researchers Margilee Hilson, Sally Hobson, and Tiffany Wild present information about their study of science camps for students who are blind or... read more
By Laura Hospitál
For itinerant TVIs who are adapting chemistry for a braille student, these guidelines will be invaluable.   The 20-page document includes: Basic... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The iTunes store offers streaming access or download to over 85,000 movies and 300,000 TV episodes. There is no monthly fee for iTunes, but each... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Netflix offers DVDs by mail as well as streaming video of both movies and TV shows.  Monthly plans cost from $7.99 to $11.99 per month depending on... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This Tactile Astronomy section of Amazing Space features a library of selected Hubble images that can be printed in a tactile format.  It opened in... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Liquid level indicators provide auditory feedback when a cup is almost full.  Some of the models also provide visual or tactile feedback. Besides... read more
By Laura Hospitál
From the Exceptional Science website: The Tactile Atlas of Biology includes print and contracted braille.  Diagrams are shown using raised lines of... read more
By Laura Hospitál
From the Exceptional Teaching Website: The Tactile Atlas of Electricity includes print and contracted braille.  Diagrams are shown using raised lines... read more
By Laura Hospitál
APH has made many of the guidebooks for their products available for free including some of the science resources including the following:... read more
By Laura Hospitál
More STEM apps are becoming available with the tactile talking pen and an entire STEM binder is available for $300.00.   For those not familiar with... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This incredibly neat app was shown to me by a very excited student last week. It actually gives an accurate description of the object which is... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Pinterest is a popular social media platform that is a virtual bulletin board. It allows users to "pin" images from websites to "boards" on... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
The Whalemobile is a life-sized (43 feet long) humpback whale you can touch.  It is modeled after a real whale, named Nile, who spends her summers... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This free app is available for download on iTunes.   Color Identifier uses the camera on your iPhone or iPod touch to speak the names of colors in... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The following is from the Wikki Stix Website describing the composition and uses of Wikki Stix.  They come in very handy for builiding raised lines... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The following description is from the APH Website:   This fun, colorful kit can be used for numerous educational and recreational... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
This app was developed by 7th grade student Hari Bhimaraju of Cupertino, California.  It is designed  to help people who are blind and visually... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
SOFIA, which is a jumbo jet fitted with an infrared telescope, recently flew through the "central flash" of Pluto.  This is the area where... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
The SETI Institute’s NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Program seeks to engage learners of all ages in NASA's science education programs and... read more
By Ying-Ting Chiu
This newsletter article describes the Science Outreach Project for students in Taiwan who are blind or visually impaired. 視障生及聽障生動手做自然科學與數學之推廣活動... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Touch Graphics, in collaboration with scientists at the Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, announces the Talking Tactile Pen! This tool... read more
By Laura Hospitál
For your students with low vision who have to graph equations, and of course have to use graphing calculators, here is an inexpensive option you may... read more

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