Contributed by Robert Jaquiss
Editor of Independence Science Newsletter
First published May 2019
At Independence Science, we encourage our staff to pursue their passion for helping blind and vision-impaired students engage with hands-on laboratory experiences. This month, Ashley Neybert will present at the very first SciAccess conference at The Ohio State University.
Ashley is the developer of the accessible version of the tornado in a bottle experiment and can make a flaming pumpkin that doesn’t burn. She is also a member of the American Chemical Society’s Chemists with Disabilities Committee and Vice-President of the National Federation of the Blind’s Science and Engineering Division. Ashley got her Bachelor’s in Chemistry at Rockhurst University in 2015 and is currently working on a Master’s in Education in Learning and Instructional Design at Wichita State University. To contact Ashley regarding product sales, curriculum design work, speaking engagements, and to teach at camps, workshops, and conferences, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-862-9665 xt 5.
SciAccess is an international conference that will explore the ways in which STEAM can be made more accessible for all. SciAccess will be taking place on June 28 and 29, 2019, at The Ohio State University. The conference features keynote speakers Dr. Temple Grandin, renowned autism advocate, and Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space explorer. For more information see the site: https://www.sciaccess.org/