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Martin, Jason – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2019
The scope of this article is to describe the creation and implementation of specialized adaptations used in teaching the subject of basic cryptography to students who are visually impaired or blind. Included is an overview of events held for visually impaired and blind transition age youth in Alabama and the methods used to engage this population…
Descriptors: Braille, Large Type Materials, Assistive Technology, Students with Disabilities
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Koehler, Karen E.; Wild, Tiffany A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2019
Science is a core curricular area of instruction for all students and the federal mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004) and No Child Left Behind (2001) require that students with disabilities are educated in the least restrictive environment and have access to general education science content, based upon rigorous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Access to Education
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White, Jason – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2019
This paper offers an overview of changes introduced in the recent Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 standard that have implications for the accessibility of content in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. In reviewing new provisions of WCAG 2.1, interpretive questions are raised regarding their…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Standards, Web Sites, Access to Information
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Stewart, Katherine M. E. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2018
This paper summarizes my experience with teaching a first-year, General Chemistry course to a visually impaired student. This includes accommodations and modifications for both the lecture material and the laboratory. Included are also examples of formats and syntax for txt-based quizzes, tests, and laboratory reports, as well as other general…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Visual Impairments
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Isaacson, Mick D.; Supalo, Cary; Michaels, Michelle; Roth, Alan – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2016
This study examined the potential relationship of accessible hands-on science learning experiences to the development of positive beliefs concerning one's capacity to function in the sciences and motivation to consider science as a college major and career. Findings from Likert survey items given before and after engaging in accessible hands-on…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Hands on Science, Self Esteem, Motivation
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Kroes, KC; Lefler, Daniel; Schmitt, Aaron; Supalo, Cary A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2016
The hands-on laboratory experiments are frequently what spark students' interest in science. Students who are blind or have low vision (BLV) typically do not get the same experience while participating in hands-on activities due to accessibility. Over the course of approximately nine months, common chemistry laboratory experiments were adapted and…
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Hands on Science, Media Adaptation, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Supalo, Cary A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2013
The article is an invited presentation given by Dr. Cary A. Supalo to the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois annual state convention that was held in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, October 28, 2011. The remarks were slightly modified for the "Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities."
Descriptors: Science Education, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Hands on Science
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Supalo, Cary A.; Wohlers, H. David; Humphrey, Jennifer R. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2011
Students with blindness or low vision are often discouraged from full participation in laboratory science classes due to the inadequacy of current methodological approaches and the lack of sophisticated adaptive technologies. Consequently, these students rarely go on to pursue advanced studies and employment in the sciences. In response to his own…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Chemistry, Science Education
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Isaacson, Mick; Schleppenbach, Dave; Lloyd, Lyle L. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2011
Individuals with print disabilities have difficulty processing information through visual means and rely heavily on spoken input. Mathematics and fields that have a heavy emphasis on mathematics are difficult for these individuals because of ambiguity inherent in typical everyday spoken renderings of mathematical expressions. MathSpeak is a set of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Access to Education, Disabilities, Visual Impairments
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Supalo, Cary A.; Mallouk, Thomas E.; Amorosi, Christeallia; Rankel, Lillian; Wohlers, H. David; Roth, Alan; Greenberg, Andrew – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2007
A number of tools and techniques have been developed to assist students with blindness and visual impairment who are studying in secondary and post-secondary science laboratories. Commercial electronic probes and their associated software packages allow real-time viewing and collection of data using a personal computer; however, until now, these…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Science Laboratories, Science Instruction