Perkins School for the Blind Accessible Science
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Teaching Accessible Science

Engaging students who are blind or visually impaired

Kate Fraser holds a tactile model with a student
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Our goal is to show that all students can fully participate in science. To that end, we are sharing some of the resources, materials, and activities that we use with our students who are visually impaired.

“Accessible Science: Life Sciences” is the first in a series of on-demand educational webcasts that will live on this site. The webcast outlines teaching strategies and adaptations to make science lessons and activities accessible to students who are visually impaired.

"Making Science Accessible" is a book designed for the science teacher in the mainstream science classroom working with a student with visual impairments. The book can be considered an extension of the resources and information you will find on this website. Order this book online.

Our activities section features adapted science experiments along with downloadable sheets for you to print out and take to your classroom.

At Perkins, we believe that knowledge is most powerful when it is shared and we hope this site will serve as a valuable resource for all members of the educational team, including parents and students.

Science at Perkins School for the Blind

Science has been a core subject in the Perkins curriculum for many years. Students participate in a variety of science courses including: Introductory Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, General Science and Introductory Technology Engineering. Science teachers at Perkins believe we achieve real success when our students enjoy classes, participate in laboratory experiments, ask questions, and fully engage in the joy of learning science.  

We encourage you to contact us with your specific questions and feedback.

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