Touching the Stars: Making Astronomy Accessible for Students With Visual Impairments

Childers, Gina and Watson, Katherine and Jones, M. Gail and Williamson, Kathryn E. and Hoette, Vivian L. (2015) Touching the Stars: Making Astronomy Accessible for Students With Visual Impairments. Science Scope, 38 (9).

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Abstract

Gazing into the night sky can be an awe-inspiring experience, and often is what first sparks a student’s interest in science. But how would you share the wonder of the night sky with a visually impaired student? How would you explain the different brightness of stars, the shapes of constellations, or the relationship between the various objects in our solar system without the use of a visual aid?

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
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Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 05:50
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 00:12
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1935

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