Thursday, August 8, 2013

STEM: Innovations for People with Visual Impairment & Blindness

There have been many new innovations in access to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content for individuals with visual impairment and blindness.  This not only opens up greater opportunities to participate in advanced classes at both the k12 and post-secondary level but long term career choices.  Many times teachers and other professionals underestimate the abilities of students with visual impairment and blindness as they relate to the areas of STEM. With the innovations in technology continuing to grow, it is imperative that everyone is aware of the supports available so that each person can have access to a high quality education with potential career opportunities that may not have been pursued as aggressively previously. Planning to have the right software and equipment must occur early on along with specialized training so that the materials will be implemented to their fullest capacity. Here are some great resources to take a look at:

Talking LabQuest   (Also comes in several different languages)

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