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Paper: Astronomy for the Sight Impaired
Volume: 524, Advancing Astronomy for All (ASP 2018)
Page: 85
Authors: Larson, A.
Abstract: Every student should have access to meaningful astronomy curriculum, as an understanding of astronomy is an expectation of national and state standards. Current astronomy tools emphasize visual aids, aids that are generally not accessible to sight-impaired students. We have created and tested on blind students an extensive middle-school curriculum for sight-impaired students, where they develop an intuitive understanding of astronomical scales, stellar life cycles, and composition of planets, stars and galaxies. We will be giving an overview and demonstrations of our work during this workshop.
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