Nobody Can See Atoms: Science Camps Highlighting Approaches for Making Chemistry Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired Students

Henry B Wedler, Lee Boyes, Rebecca L Davis, Dan Flynn, Annaliese Franz, Christian S Hamann, Jason G Harrison, Michael W Lodewyk, Kristin A Milinkevich, Jared T Shaw, Dean J Tantillo, Selina C Wang: Nobody Can See Atoms: Science Camps Highlighting Approaches for Making Chemistry Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired Students. In: Journal of Chemical Education, 91 (2), pp. 188-194, 2014, ISSN: 0021-9584.

Abstract

Curricula for three chemistry camp experiences for blind and visually impaired (BVI) individuals that incorporated single- and multiday activities and experiments accessible to BVI students are described. Feedback on the camps from students, mentors, and instructors indicates that these events allowed BVI students, who in many cases have been discouraged from doing science, to understand that chemistry can be made accessible and that they can think about chemistry on a level comparable to their sighted peers.

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@article{Wedler2014,
title = {Nobody Can See Atoms: Science Camps Highlighting Approaches for Making Chemistry Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired Students},
author = {Henry B Wedler and Lee Boyes and Rebecca L Davis and Dan Flynn and Annaliese Franz and Christian S Hamann and Jason G Harrison and Michael W Lodewyk and Kristin A Milinkevich and Jared T Shaw and Dean J Tantillo and Selina C Wang},
url = {https://doi.org/10.1021/ed300600p},
doi = {10.1021/ed300600p},
issn = {0021-9584},
year  = {2014},
date = {2014-02-11},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Education},
volume = {91},
number = {2},
pages = {188-194},
publisher = {American Chemical Society},
abstract = {Curricula for three chemistry camp experiences for blind and visually impaired (BVI) individuals that incorporated single- and multiday activities and experiments accessible to BVI students are described. Feedback on the camps from students, mentors, and instructors indicates that these events allowed BVI students, who in many cases have been discouraged from doing science, to understand that chemistry can be made accessible and that they can think about chemistry on a level comparable to their sighted peers.},
keywords = {Chemical Education Resesarch, Conferences, Curriculum, Food Science, Hands-On Learning/Manipulatives, High School/Introductory Chemistry, Minorities in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Public Understanding/Outreach},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {article}
}

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