Touching the Stars: Making Astronomy Accessible for Students With Visual Impairments
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?
STEM education research consultant | Freelance journalist and accessibility consultant | North Carolina State University in Raleigh | National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank | University of Chicago’s Yerkes Observatory