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  1. Kate Meredith
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Research Supporting Multisensory Engagement by Blind, Visually Impaired, and ...

NSF Awards: 1640131

2019 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Undergraduate, Informal / multi-age

*Video script with image descriptions can be found at: https://www.glaseducation.org/idatastem2019.html

IDATA is a $2.5M NSF STEM+C funded project that works to advance knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning related to computation and computational thinking in astronomy. The project aims to understand how participation in a software design and development project to make astronomy image analysis accessible to the blind and visually impaired (BVI) influences students’ attitudes and beliefs about who can engage in STEM and computing. IDATA brings together BVI and sighted high school and middle school students and their teachers to create a fully accessible astronomy image and data analysis software tool. The IDATA team utilizes user-centered design processes and the iterative method for the development and testing of software and learning modules—improving access to our amazing universe for those with BVI related disabilities. Major project partners include AUI, Geneva Lake Astrophysics, and STEAM, TERC – STEM Education Evaluation Center,  Linder Research and Development Inc., University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.

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    Kate Meredith

    Lead Presenter
    February 4, 2020 | 06:03 p.m.

    Hello Everyone.  Making this video was one of the best things the IDATA team did in 2019.  The challenge of condensing a complex project into 3 minutes was well worth the effort.  I look forward to talking to all of you about the project and the process.  Image descriptions for this video can be found at http://www.glaseducation.org/idata/ 

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    Kate Meredith

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    February 4, 2020 | 06:33 p.m.

    I am getting ready for tomorrow's Topic of the Month.  I enjoyed reading posts from last year.  I forgot how much of an impact the dialog had on our activities for the year.  I always strive to be the Astronomy Good Fairy and give people what they need.  The hands-on resources that were developed with the BVI participants are being shared on the Paths to Technology Blog run by the Perkins School for the Blind.  Check them out here  

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