Astronomy for the teachers and students with visual impairments

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During the next three years, Yerkes Observatory is working with educators and with students who are visually impaired and blind to make astronomy more accessible.  Twenty teachers and 200 eighth - twelve graders will be participating annually to help develop Afterglow Access, a new software making astronomy more accessible.  Participants in the program will develop and test software and learning modules while studying astronomy.

For more details about this exciting program, view the UChicago News article, Students, teachers craft software to make astronomy accessible to the blind.