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Students with blindness or visual impairments (BVI) need to participate in scientific laboratory experiences at the K12 level to be successful in college-level science courses. These K12 level students need instruction to actively conduct science experiments and not only allow sighted students to conduct them. While it may be a challenge, with appropriate assistive and supportive technologies, students with BVI can be successful in conducting scientific investigations to address Next Generation Science Standards. The Discoveries in Earth Science (DES) program provides engaging accommodations adaptive to the needs of elementary, middle, and high school grade students with BVI to successfully prepare for careers in STEM.
Miles, Rhea G.; Zambone, Alana; and Manda, Alex
"Perceptions of Earth Science using assistive and supportive technologies by students who are blind or visually impaired,"
Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities: Vol. 25
1, pp. 1-19, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jsesd/vol25/iss1/4
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