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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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Ross, Annemarie D.; Pagano, Todd – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2009
There is often a particular void in the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students who intend to become competent working laboratory technicians. Inasmuch as certain basic professional skills ("soft skills," in this case) are not generally taught in traditional science courses, a new curriculum has been developed in order to enforce…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Skill Development, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Supalo, Cary A.; Dwyer, Danielle; Eberhart, Heather L.; Bunnag, Natasha; Mallouk, Thomas E. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2009
The Independent Laboratory Access for the Blind (ILAB) project has developed a suite of speech accessible tools for students who are blind or low vision to use in secondary and postsecondary science laboratory classes. The following are illustrations of experiments designed to be used by educators to introduce them to the ILAB tools, and to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Blindness, Partial Vision, Visual Impairments
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Langley-Turnbaugh, S. J.; Wilson, G.; Lovewell, L. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2009
This paper evaluates the accessibility of selected field and laboratory high school science activities, and provides suggestions for increasing accessibility for students with disabilities. We focused on GLOBE (Global Learning Observations to Benefit the Environment) protocols, specifically the new Seasons and Biomes investigation currently being…
Descriptors: Science Education, Access to Education, Science Laboratories, High School Students
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Egelston-Dodd, Judy; Ting, Simon – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2007
This article describes the mediated American Sing Language (ASL) presentation of technical vocabulary and definitions within the context of a web-based astronomy course for first year students at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY). Deaf students showed achievement gains with fewer…
Descriptors: Deafness, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
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Burgstahler, Sheryl; Chang, Chuan – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2007
This article reports the results of a retrospective survey of participants in an exemplary transition program for college-bound youth with disabilities. The study compared how male and female participants perceived changes in themselves in the areas of academic skills, social skills, Internet skills, levels of preparation for college and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Value Judgment
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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
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Pagano, Todd; Quinsland, L. K. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2007
For deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, the emergence of Instant Messaging technology and digital pagers has been perhaps one of the greatest liberating communication technological breakthroughs since the advent of the TTY. Instant Messaging has evolved into an everyday socially compelling, portable, and "real time" communication mode…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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