[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Living Paintings, astronomy, car rallies, Molecular biosciences
singingmywayin at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 17:27:22 UTC 2012
Wow. thanks. Quite alot of interesting and informative articles.
On 11/21/12, Lisa Yayla <fnugg at online.no> wrote:
> 15th BPA car rally to kick off tomorrow
> Accessibility is vitally important for people with disabilities and
> older mobile users
> "As a Londoner, I use the tube a lot, and have downloaded Tube Deluxe to
> help me navigate it," says PR executive Tim Lovell, who is also colour
> blind. "Many think of the London Underground map as one on the pinnacles
> of design, but it does fall down for people who are colour blind. The
> colours of the Hammersmith & City line and the Waterloo & City line are,
> for example, almost indistinguishable to me. To its credit, Transport
> for London does have a colour blind map available to download, but I'm
> yet to find a London Underground app, which there are plenty of, that
> makes use of it."
> Making Astronomy Accessible for Blind and Partially Sighted People
> From an early age children are taught about the world of Space.
> From the very first steps that man ever took on the moon, to the
> speculated possibility of alien life on another Planet.
> For decades science fiction has dominated a large portion of the media.
> Children are fascinated by blockbusters such as Stephen Speilburg's
> *"ET,"* George Lucas' cult classic "*Star Wars,"* and the all time
> classic BBC's *"Doctor Who."* With all these influences it's no wonder
> why children announce that cultivated saying
> Living Paintings organization
> A FREE library of Touch to See books bringing to life the visual world
> for blind and partially sighted people
> Blind man uses his ears to see
> Kenai kids learn art through 'tactile' lessons
> The Tactile Rubik's Cube for the Blind
> Blind student creates adaptive learning tools for visually impaired
> Molecular biosciences and biotechnology senior Ashleigh Gonzales lost
> her eyesight as a 13-year-old. A lack of tools for visually impaired
> science students threw up obstacles in her academic life.
> While her visual impairment offers challenges in learning, it inspired
> Gonzales to contribute to technology development to minimize these
> Gonzales inspired the creation of 3-D tactile boards in a program called
> 3-D IMAGINE, which is used to help visually impaired students learn
> material without the help of a lab aide.
> These boards are made from a cheap plastic in a machine that can carve
> detailed pictures pertaining to each course into the plastic
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