Talking Labquest Manuals
Innovators of the Blind in Science
Learn who Dr. Abraham Nemeth was, and why the Nemeth Code for Mathematics and Science Notation is one of the most powerful tools for the blind to access STEM content.
Access World Magazine
VFO and Computers for the Blind Partner for Low-Cost, Accessible Computers
CFTB and VFO partnered for a new free offering with their computers–an annual license from Freedom Scientific with software that comes pre-installed and provides full access to the latest versions of JAWS screen reader, ZoomText screen magnification software, or Fusion, which combines both.
American Printing House for the Blind
The American Printing House for the Blind has a Nemeth tutorial. The Nemeth Tutorial teaches students and teachers how to use the Nemeth code from introductory topics to advanced topics in Mathematics.
American Thermoform is a world-wide leader in the production and distribution of Braille Products and Supplies for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
BANA – Braille Authority of North America
The mission of the Braille Authority of North America is to assure literacy for tactile readers through the standardization of braille and/or tactile graphics.
The purpose of BANA is to promote and to facilitate the uses, teaching, and production of braille.
Publications: PDF and BRF formats
Provisional Guidance for Chemistry Notation Using Nemeth in UEB Contexts
Guidance for Transcription Using the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts
Chemists with Disabilities (CWD) – American Chemical Society
The committee will promote educational and professional opportunities in the chemical sciences and in fields requiring knowledge of chemistry for persons with disabilities. The committee will champion the capabilities of those persons to educators, employers, and peers.
2001 Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities
Delta Education is the only place to shop for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts,
hand-selected by the developers of FOSS and Delta Science Modules. Obtain notched syringes pre-done in mL and other useful low-tech access tools.
Independent Laboratory Access for the Blind (ILAB)
The goal of ILAB is to raise the expectations of high school and college students who are blind and visually impaired (VI), as well as educators of these students, in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-related subjects.
The Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities (JSESD)
The purpose of the JSESD is to provide a forum for presentation of research and exemplary practice in the field of science education as it relates to teaching students with disabilities and a vehicle for dissemination of information to practitioners in the field.
Kurzweil EducationThe Grant Writing Proposal Process for Assistive Technology
If your school is looking to bring literacy tools like assistive technology into your classrooms, applying for grants is a great way to alleviate the burden of some of the costs. Kurzweil Education wants to provide the basic steps and resources you need to complete the grant writing process for assistive technology.
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
LightHouse is determined to be at the forefront of tactile innovation, education and literacy. 10 things to know when designing tactile graphics is a great starter kit to understanding the importance of accessible print design.
Louis Database – Accessible Materials and APH File Repository
The Louis Database contains information on approximately 258,607 titles in accessible formats,
including braille, large print, sound recording and electronic files.
MDW Educational Services, LLC
Science for the Blind – Educational Consulting for Teachers, by Teachers
MDW Educational Services, LLC provides consultation services to educators around the globe with techniques, methodologies and tools to teach science curriculum to students who are blind or have low vision. Science Adaptation kits have been developed as a cost effective way for teachers to adapt the classroom.
Out-of Sight Science Experiments Book – Large Print/Braille
Published by the National Braille Press in large print and Braille, the experiments described in volume one of this book are fun and exciting for a student who is blind or has low vision.
Mentoring and Disability Advocacy
A video of Joe Strechay describing why he believes having mentors is integral to success.
A video by Joe Strechay regarding his opinions on if and how you should address disability in a job interview.
Microsoft – Make your PowerPoint presentations accessible
This topic gives you step-by-step instructions to make your PowerPoint presentations accessible to people with disabilities.
NASA Math Trax – Accessible Math and Science for 6th-12th Grade Students
MathTrax is a graphing tool for middle school and high school students to graph equations, physics simulations or plot data files. The graphs have descriptions and sound so you can hear and read about the graph. Blind and low vision users can access visual math data and graph or experiment with equations and datasets.
NASA Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS)
A week-long camp that takes place at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Coordinated by teachers of the visually impaired. Accessible; computers used by students in the Space Camp Programs have been adapted for speech and large print output; materials and equipment used during missions are available in braille and large print. Participatory – students participate fully (each student is screened based on their eye medical condition –limitations may be placed on some)
National Center for Blind Youth in Science
The only national clearinghouse of information, resources, and programs to improve opportunities for the blind in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and careers.
Orion TI-84 Plus Talking Graphing Calculator(TM) User’s Guide
The Orion TI-84 is a modified TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator for the user with visual impairment. This guide is designed to guide you in the use and care of the Orion TI-84 Plus Talking Graphing Calculator.
Perkins School for the Blind – Accessible Science
All students, including those who are blind or visually impaired, deafblind, or those who have additional disabilities, can fully participate in science education and activities. The goal of this site is to share techniques and strategies to make science accessible to all.
Rochester Institute of Technology – The National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the leading institutions on ASL STEM instruction.
The primary mission of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is to provide deaf and hard-of-hearing students with outstanding state-of-the-art technical and professional education programs, complemented by a strong arts and sciences curriculum, that prepare them to live and work in the mainstream of a rapidly changing global community and enhance their lifelong learning.
Science Education for Students with Disabilities (SESD)
Science Education for Students with Disabilities exists to promote and advance the teaching of science and the development of curricula and instructional materials for students at all levels, with any manners of disability in the learning process.
STEM Lessons From Space
Follow astronauts as they demonstrate STEM concepts such as Newton’s Laws of Motion, surface tension and advances in technology.
Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Math
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) serves as a special public school in which students, ages 6 through 21, who are blind, deaf-blind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, are eligible for consideration for services on the TSBVI campus.
Topics in Practical Methods for STEM Accessibility
The Access2Science web site provides articles and links on accessibility of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Its purpose is to provide practical information to people with print disabilities and to their friends, parents, and teachers.
Touch Graphics creates products and exhibits that rely on multi-sensory display techniques and audio-haptic interactivity. Our main interest is to present spatial concepts and figures through non-visual or extra-visual means. Materials produced are used in schools, libraries, museums and other exhibit spaces and transit terminals.
Universol Design Applications
Universal Design Applications (UDA) is a small start-up seeking to make the world a better place through accessibility. Our first app BrailleTap will be coming out very soon, and will be followed by others as quickly as we can get them out.
Vernier International is dedicated to the unique needs of Vernier customers outside the United States and Canada.
Vernier Software & Technology
Our mission is to inspire scientific curiosity in students around the globe. We strive to increase student learning and to support science educators by pioneering technologies used to collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data.
ViewPlus Technologies was founded on the principle that information should be made available to everyone who seeks it. For over 18 years we have continued this principle by giving people access to information through innovative products that change lives every day.
ViewPlus Technology – Free Webinars
WCAG 2.1 Standards
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities.
You Can Do Astronomy
You Can Do Astronomy LLC is an accessibility design and consulting company with a focus on making astronomy and space science accessible to people through universal design.