Independence Science is an organization founded by Dr Cary Supalo, a chemist who is blind. Independence Science works to provide information to educators who are teaching science to students who are blind or visually impaired. IS offers a number of specialized products, a resource program, and an access blog. Most notable among the products offered is the Talking LabQuest, an adapted version of the commonly used Vernier LabQuest, equiped with speech capability and utilizable with many of the Vernier probes.
Independence Science provides the training, support, and equipment necessary for student(s) with blindness and low vision (BLV) to participate fully in their Science Classroom Laboratory Experiments. We typically work with staff and students from secondary or post secondary schools in providing Science Classroom accommodations, and showing how BLV students can interact and have a safe and enriching hand-on learning experience.