General Science Resources & Links
Resources are available to help educators prepare for a student with visual impairment in the science classroom. Explore the resources here and contact our staff with any questions.
Science Labs & Graphing
Students with visual impairments will be able to participate in all science labs and experiments. IESBVI staff will work with you to identify strategies and tools needed for your student to participate in science labs, collect data and graph results. Strategies and resources can be found here.
IESBVI offers a variety of instructional materials, tools and resources to support students with visual impairments in the science classroom. More information on materials available for loan through IESBVI or obtainable through other sources can be found here.
Students with visual impairments should be fully included in STEM topics such as computer aided drafting, Project Lead the Way, coding and computer science. Explore the resources found here and contact our staff with any questions.
Students with visual impairments may require visual representations, including pictures, maps, graphs, charts, diagrams and other images, in an alternate format.Tactile graphics are a means of conveying non-textual information to students who are blind or visually impaired through the sense of touch. A person with a visual impairment can feel these raised lines and surfaces in order to obtain the same information people who are sighted get through looking at pictures or other visual images. For many students with visual impairments, tactile graphics are essential to accessing and participating in educational activities.
- Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics from the Braille Authority of North America (BANA)
- Think a tactile graphic is necessary? Unsure if tactile graphics are required? Use the Decision Tree at the following link to help: http://tactilegraphics.org/DECISION-TREE.pdf
- The “Tactile Graphics Think Abouts” document gives you additional information around understanding tactile graphics and learning more about them.
- Additional resources related to tactile graphics