[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Living Paintings, astronomy, car rallies, Molecular biosciences
fnugg at online.no
Wed Nov 21 18:48:07 UTC 2012
Den 21.11.2012 18:27, skrev Danielle Antoine:
> 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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