See Stars: Making Astronomy Classes Accessible to Visually Impaired Students

Brief Description

Physics instructor has worked for a full year with Distance Education's Accessibility team, to make his NASA grant funded, online Astronomy courses (PHY 121, 122 and 123) accessible to students with disabilities. His biggest challenge was how to make his courses accessible to visually impaired students.

We have worked with the library to order books and tactile graphics; we have printed tactile graphics from NASA; we have looked into sonification, and added audio description to video.

All instructors and instructional designers working to make their courses accessible will learn something from this session, but especially STEM instructors who have some of the biggest hurdles to overcome in their efforts to make courses accessible.

 

Slides of this presentation can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/accessible-astronomy

Rod's Course development matrix can be downloaded from: http://tinyurl.com/course-design-matrix

Resources list should be attached below.

Presenter First Name:
Karen
Presenter Last Name:
Sorensen
Presenter Email:
karen.sorensen@pcc.edu
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