We understand that many blind students have had reduced access to Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs) during the Covid-19 crisis. Independence Science Staff are here to help our customers with any technical support needs via phone, email, or Zoom conference. Please send your request through [email protected].
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Independence Science strongly encourages safe social distancing. We are here to support your hybrid and remote learning needs and are also offering virtual or call in consultation services. We understand that this is a difficult time when many blind students have had reduced access to Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs). Our staff is here in a safe and dependable manner to help with your curriculum and compensatory service needs. Independence Science pledges to keep these services available beyond the pandemic to ensure the widest range of accessibility expertise to meet our customer’s individualized needs.
Independence Science would like to acknowledge the Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest product promotes social distancing for blind students with full participation in both laboratory exploration in school and remote learning experiences.If you are interested in our consulting or compensatory services, please email [email protected], call us at 866-862-9665, or fill out the online form here : https://independencescience.com/consultation-services/ and a customer service representative will respond to you within 1-2 business days.
Additionally, to further help students and teachers during this time, we have made this year’s Inclusion in Science Learning A New Direction (ISLAND) Conference free and virtual this year so please sign up at the link below to see more on the newest opportunities to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion:
https://islandconference.org/. You may also find free activities and resources in our Student Corner, Professional Development, and Periodic Table pages. For more information and updates please subscribe to our monthly newsletter. We hope you and yours’ are staying safe and healthy during this time!
Independence Science Staff are also here to help our customers with any technical support needs via phone, email, or Zoom conference. Please send your request through [email protected]
In addition, we are happy to promote the availability of the VISTAS Education Partners on their free homework help hotline. Several Independence Science staff are volunteers on this hotline at designated times.
Areas of hotline help include, but are not limited to:
· Voice Over for MacOS and iOS devices
· Nemeth and literary braille
· Cranmer abacus
· Refreshable braille displays
· Core Curriculum Subjects (Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies)
NHH-BVI responders are experienced TVIs, tutors, blind mentors, STEM professionals, and college students
Support requests are submitted by email or phone. Volunteer responders provide call backs from M-Fri 11am-9pm EST.
Include the following information:
· student’s first name and grade in school
· specific description of the help that is needed
· telephone number for hotline call back