Astronomical activities with disabled people

Ortiz-Gil, Amelia and Blay, Pere and Calvente, A. Teresa Gallego and G´omez, Miquel and Carlos Guirado, Jos´e and Lanzara, Mariana and Mart´ınez N´u˜nez, Silvia (2011) Astronomical activities with disabled people. In: The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture. Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 260, 2009. International Astronomical Union, pp. 490-493.


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As we celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, we have been working on four different projects with the goal of making astronomy more accessible to people with special needs. These projects are 1) an astronomy book and web site for blind people, 2) an open source software for people with motor disabilities, 3) a planetarium program for the visually impaired and 4) educational material for intellectually disabled people.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2017 07:34
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26

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