Reach for the Stars: Touch, Look, Listen, Learn

Produced by a collaboration between the Space Telescope Science Institute and SAS, Reach for the Stars is a free iBook available for download to use on an iPad. It presents students in grades 4-8 with a new approach to astronomy, using interactive interviews, graphs, interactive questions, and a glossary.  Reach for the Stars is fully accessible to students with visual impairments and is an exciting new resource to expose all students to critical STEM content.

Special Features include:
  • Voice-over screen reader on iPad compatibility
  • Refreshable Braille display compatibility
  • Sonification of data visualizations
  • Read-aloud functionality
  • Captioning
  • Tactile overlays for interactive images available from National Braille Press 
  • Printable 3-D models of Hubble Space Telescope and James Webb Space Telescope

This amazing iBook was created by Ada Lopez, Ed Summers, and Elena Sabbi.  Content is mapped to state standards.