Making Engineering and Technology Accessible

Making Engineering and Technology Accessible to Students with Visual impairmentsEngineering, Technology, and Applications of Science is one of four Disciplinary Core Ideas in the Next Generation Science Standards. This area focuses on the design of technologies, as well as their fabrication, operation, inspection, and maintenance.  Standards include:
  • Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problem
  • Developing Possible Solutions
  • Optimizing the Design Solution

To learn more, see also Disciplinary Core Ideas -- Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science  in A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas ( 2012 ).




By Accessible Science
Dates:  June 24 – 29, 2018 Location: North Carolina School of Science and Math, Durham, NC Description:  During this one-week residential camp... 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 Laura Hospitál
In this Ted Talk shared with me by a friend, Chieko Asakawa, a woman who is blind, discusses the ways that accessibility has ignited innovation.  ... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Kay Pruett and Jim Allan from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) have compiled resources on robotics for students with visual... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
In their Summer News Blast DCMP (Described and Captioned Media Program) focuses on the lack of girls in engineering programs.  They include a video... read more