Math And Science 23
The Tactile Caliper puts measuring to the 1/16" in the hands of blind users with braille output!
Cubetto is a fully accessible programming toy specifically designed for pre-literate children, ages three and older, that teaches the basics of computer programming and STEM skills.
Even though rocks are everywhere, if you're blind and never stop to pick up a rock, you might miss them! And you could be missing out on so much that rocks have to offer!
How can 3D printing enhance the life of a visually impaired child? From toys to tactile graphics to braille puzzles... the possibilities are endless!
3D printers extrude plastic filament or other material to actually create an object from a digital file. How can this technology help people who are blind?
How do you explain a rainbow to a child that has never seen one, let alone never seen colors? It may seem complicated to talk about colors with your blind child, but don't let that hold you back!
The Diagram Center is a great online resource with multiple tools and information for creating accessible images and graphics for children with visual impairments.
Introduce the scientific basics of light to your child through hands-on activities like exploring your home and other familiar places, along with tactile worksheets.
Touching leaves, twigs, rocks and trees is a great way to introduce the world to your blind child. Here are 7 simple ideas to get you thinking about science and nature!
This free iBook, available on iTunes, is compatible with braille refreshable displays and VoiceOver on iPads, and is accessible to anyone with a visual or print impairment.
A special education teacher has created a math manipulative that helps students who are blind or visually impaired to more easily learn abstract math concepts.
Will it sink or will it float? This is a simple science experiment that is completely accessible for children who are blind or visually impaired. And it's fun too!
What can your child who is blind learn through watering plants? Lots! Watering can be an opportunity to count leaves, talk about the plants, squeeze water bottles, fill bottles and be a part of everyday chores!
In this experiment we learn about HOT and COLD! This is a great way to encourage your child to touch, think and explore. It's also a wonderful activity to encourage communication and language comprehension. We're not just saying the words "hot" and "cold," we're really feeling it!
Independence Science strives to create science classrooms that exhibit the full integration of students with disabilities. They provide matrerials, resources and advice that may not be available through a local school district.