How to Change

This section will provide you with ideas about how you can change, adapt and make the most of your teaching and learning resources by offering them in a variety of formats.

If you are unsure about supporting students studying STEM subject who have visual impairments watch the video below.

The ILAB project was originally developed by Dr. Cary Supalo and the researchers at Penn State University, Truman State and partners at High Schools. ILAB seeks to raise the expectations of high school and college students who are blind and visually impaired (VI), as well as educators of these students, with the goal of encouraging them to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professions. Accessible science can be achieved through the use of ISci Voice Access Software and modified laboratory experiment procedures buy microsoft windows 8.1 pro. Students who are blind and VI can perform chemistry laboratory experiments without sighted assistance and actively work with lab partners by using the Talking LabQuest by Independence Science. Logger Pro has also become accessible to the blind.

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It is not always possible to make resources totally suitable for all learners and this is true when it comes to accessibility. Everyone learns in different ways, as do disabled students, but they often have to overcome more barriers than most to work out strategies that make it possible to access STEM courses. One site that offers 'practical methods for STEM Accessibility' is the Access2Science web site.

Skills vary and technology does not always solve all the issues - the content provided in this section aims to help you to tackle some of the problems that may arise.