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STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities 2020

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts the 8th annual STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities on Tuesday, November 17, 1:00-3:30pm....
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Kids Listen: Free Podcasts for Kids!

While looking for public fall-themed educational activities, I came across Kids Listen, podcasts for kids. Kids Listen is unique in that all the content is...
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Psyched for STEAM: Coding Activities

Crash! Bang! Is it more fun to program your robot to flawlessly complete the course or to "accidently" run into obstacles? Such is the dilemma for students who...
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Project INSPIRE Fall Courses

Recruiting for 2 Courses about Supporting Braille Readers Learning the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts  What is Project INSPIRE?  Project INSPIRE is a 5 year...
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IPEVO Camera: Near and Distance Viewing

Updated August 2020 Using IPEVO for Remote Instruction With many students starting the fall of 2020 with remote instruction, there is a critical need for...
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Math by Ear: Add and Subtract Negative Numbers

Math By Ear is a virtual audio lesson series teaching Math to blind and visually impaired middle school and high school students. This Math By Ear lesson is...
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How to Create an Accessible Formula Sheet

HOW TO CREATE AN ACCESSIBLE FORMULA SHEET In several of my math, statistics, and data science classes, the professor will provide a formula sheet for quizzes...
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Recruiting for Project Inspire Summer Courses

Good afternoon! I am delighted that we are ready to begin recruiting for the summer Project INSPIRE courses that will begin on June 22, 2020 and end on July 31...
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No-Tech Solutions for Drawing Graphs with Low Vision and Dysgraphia

For some of the practice problems in my classes, I have to draw graphs or plot points by hand, a task that can be difficult as a person with low vision and...
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It's My Job Podcast #7: Maureen Hayden

In the seventh episode of It's My Job, Sofia, a student from Florida, interviews Ms. Maureen Hayden, a PhD Marine Biology student at Texas A&M University...
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Webinar: Creating Accessible Maps Using SAS Graphics Accelerator and Google Maps

Updated 06.10.20 to include the recorded webinar! About the Webinar  Are you a person with a visual impairment or blindness who would like to access online...
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TeachersPayTeachers School Access: Free During School Closures

TeachersPayTeachers (TpT) is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials. TpT offers more than 3 million free and paid...
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Socratic App Accessibility Review

As a college student studying data science, I have to have a basic understanding of different subjects and topics so that I can better understand the data I am...
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Seeing the Unseen: GLAS Education

Many things we want to observe in the world are hidden or obscured, making it difficult for us to gather data. For example, polar ice scientists who want to...
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Story Time From Space

While in space on the International Space Station, astronauts read space-themed books and share glimpses of their life on the space station. There are...
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Working Together to Support Students with Visual Impairments to Access Curriculum

The Idea We know that there are students with visual impairments who do not have full access to online curriculum, supplemental activities, or resources...
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News by the Numbers: Online Workshop

News by the Numbers: High-Contrast and Nonvisual Access to Data Representations Remote-only workshop with Ed Summers, Director of Accessibility, SAS; and...
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Join the AstroHunters Project

Space the Final Frontier audio clip. "Space the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It's a continuing mission, To explore strange...
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Accessible Astronomy: Catch the Light! CCD Cameras

So far in this series, we have explored light as a form of electromagnetic (EM) radiation. Different “flavors” of EM radiation are defined by their wavelength...
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Project POEM: Science Summer Program for Students with Visual Impairments

University of Arizona is recruiting students for Project Poem, Project-Based Learning Opportunities and Exploration of Mentorship for Students with Visual...
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NFB's Engineering Quotient (EQ) Program

Applications Open: Apply for Our STEM Summer Program NFB Engineering Quotient (EQ) Program June 21-27, 2020 St. Paul, Minnesota “NFB EQ gave me more...
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Sonification

The Diagram Center is a research and development center whose goal is to make it easier, cheaper, and faster to create and use accessible digital images. Bruce...
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Accessible Astronomy: Tactile Telescope

Electromagnetic radiation (see our previous electronmagnetic radiation blog here) is concentrated, captured and focused by the telescope.  The telescope is our...
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Accessing and Succeeding in STEM Courses: Call

The Science and Engineering Division of the National Federation of the Blind and the National Association of Blind Students present a joint phone conference on...
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Accessible Astronomy: A tactile electromagnetic spectrum

Astronomers have spent thousands of years figuring out the best way to see, collect, and analyze the light that has spent millions and billions of years...
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Accessible Astronomy - An Introduction to IDATA and GLAS Education

Geneva Lake Astrophysics and STEAM (GLAS) is an organization that is best described as some combination of the Little Engine that Could and Peter Rabbit. We...
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Ballyland CosmoBally App

Sonokids delivers another wonderful app for young students! CosmoBally, an adorable Ballylander astronaut shares fun planet facts in this simple interactive...
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APH Math and Science App Development Survey

APH continues to develop more apps to facilitate math and science study, but first APH wants to know what you need! If you have a suggestion or an idea, please...
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Holiday Gifts for Students with Visual Impairments

Scrolling through social media and my overflowing email inbox, it seems that finding the perfect gift is on the top of everyone's to-do list. There are many...
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Sphero City Activity

The original Sphero City activity by SpheroEDU, encourages students to either design an original Sphero City or to design a city from history. As an O&M, I...
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Digital Transitions #4: Bar Charts (Fall Leaf Activity)

All students initially learn best through hands-on activities. Go into any early elementary classroom and observe students during math class using counting...
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SAS Graphics Accelerator Summary Page

Are you interested in learning about accessible digital charts and graphs? SAS Graphics Accelerator is a free Chrome extension that enables users to access...
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Tactile Graphics Study

Dear Potential Participant, We are pleased to invite teachers of the visually impaired (TVIs) and students that read braille to participate in a research study...
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Brainfuse Online Tutoring Review

This semester, I discovered that I need some extra help with some of my data science coursework involving physics and statistics, so I went looking for online...
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Coding and STEM: Robot Obstacle Challenges 2 (Hurricane Dorian)

This challenge follows the first Robot Obstacle Challenge post, Coding and STEM: Robot Obstacle Challenge 1.As educators, we know that our students are most...
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GoWorksheet Maker iPad App

The GoWorksheet Maker iPad App is created by Attainment Company, a company dedicated to serving people with disabilities. This app enables educators to convert...
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Picture in a Flash: A Tactile Image is Worth a Thousand Words

NOTE: For more ways of creating tactile graphics, please see the article Creating Tactile Graphics With Firebird Software. As I was going through school to...
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STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, in collaboration with SAS Institute, will host our annual STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities on...
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3D Printed Teaching Models

3D printing is a natural way to develop tactile models. We’ve taught a lot of people how to use 3D printers, and we have developed several books of 3D...
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APH Accessible Crossword Puzzle App Review

Update 9/4/2019 APH recently updated their APH Crossword  web-browser game. There are several noteable updates, including: Letters are larger -  match the...

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