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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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Michael, Jessica; Wohlers, H. David – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2019
Chemistry laboratories ordinarily involve a number of visual observations and require qualitative and quantitative explanations of these observations. A student with blindness at Truman State University successfully completed the laboratory portion of the non-majors liberal arts chemistry course with the assistance of a senior undergraduate…
Descriptors: Blindness, Liberal Arts, Chemistry, Science Laboratories
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Koehler, Karen E.; Wild, Tiffany A.; Tikkun, Sean – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2018
This article presents the results of a study on the use of 3-D printed models in a science classroom for students with visual impairments and examines whether the use of these models impacts student conceptual understanding and misconceptions related to geosciences concepts, specifically plate tectonics. Data were collected one week prior to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Visual Impairments, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Papasalouros, Andreas; Tsolomitis, Antonis – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2017
The TeX/LaTeX typesetting system is the most wide-spread system for creating documents in Mathematics and Science. However, no reliable tool exists to this day for automatically transcribing documents from the above formats into Braille/Nemeth code. Thus, visually impaired students of related fields do not have access to the bulk of study material…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Braille, Tactile Adaptation
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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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Farrand, Kathleen; Wild, Tiffany A.; Hilson, Margilee P. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2016
The purpose of this pilot study was to determine students' self-efficacy level prior to participation and after participation in an inquiry-based science camp to determine if self-efficacy levels changed as a result of participation. A validated instrument, the 30 item Morgan-Jinks Student Self-Efficacy Scale (MJSES) (Jinks & Morgan, 1996) was…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Program Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Summer Programs
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Supalo, Cary A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2012
Entry into science education for students with blindness or low vision can present economic and technological barriers to access. This manuscript discusses funding hands-on student experiences in middle school, high school, and post-secondary education. Further, the use of access technologies recently developed for science education is also…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Barriers, Access to Education
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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