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The 2019 Inclusion in Science, Learning a New Direction, Conference on Disability will be here before you know it.

It will be held at the University of Alabama, Huntsville October 3-5, 2019. The ISLAND conference serves as a forum for science educators, educational researchers, special education professionals, parents of students with disabilities, along with access technology developers to meet and network to discuss issues relating to accessibility in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields of study.

We are currently looking for conference sponsors. Your sponsorship will go a long way in enhancing the experience of the attendees.

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Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Inclusion in Science, Learning a New Direction, Conference on Disability.

Please submit your abstracts to by Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.

Abstract’s should not exceed 150 words
Titles should be no more than 10 words
Include Author & Contact information

Abstract acceptance will be notified July 1.

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Mission Statement

Independence Science seeks to promote the full integration of students who are blind or have low vision (BLV) into hands-on science laboratory learning experiences. Traditionally, students with BLV are paired with a sighted counterpart to serve as their eyes in the laboratory. Although this approach can be effective at completing laboratory course requirements, it does not instill in the mind of the student with BLV that they can perform these tasks independently.

Independence Science actively seeks partnerships with science education technology companies, access technology firms, and other educational researchers that are interested in opening doors of opportunity for students who are blind or have other disabilities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields of study.

Independence Science is committed to building equity in the STEM classroom through the development of new innovative access technology solutions. We are working to open more doors of opportunity in the science laboratory and other areas of STEM.

There is significant under-representation of the blind and persons with other disabilities in STEM. A more inclusive STEM workforce is to the advantage of everyone.

Independence Science Seeks High Expectations

John F. Kennedy spoke about the importance of science as he launched the space race to go to the moon in his speech at Rice Stadium in Houston, TX in the fall of 1962.

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Blind scientists striving to mentor and encourage visually impaired students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Our expert staff are happy to train students with visual impairments, teachers of the visually impaired, science faculty, and all other support staff.

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Sci-Voice Talking Labquest 2

Compatible with over 70 Vernier sensors and speaks real-time data collection results. Give your students who are blind or low-vision more independence in science courses!

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Sci-Voice Talking Labquest 2