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  • Date: 05/01/2005
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    The following document summarizes results from a literature review conducted in Fall 2004 to inform the development of a nationwide research project that will explore universal access to the learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in museums. Through this project, the Museum of Science, with four collaborating ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2005
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Museums are places where visitors of all abilities and disabilities are invited to learn. This diversity offers a unique challenge how can museums ensure that everyone can benefit from the learning experience? Universal design, which is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2015
    Resource Category: Thesis
    Informal science education is a field of study that is becoming increasingly popular and important in the world of science, especially regarding elementary students. It is important to understand how students with learning disabilities and individual education plans react to informal learning experiences. This case study seeks to reveal the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    What can a visually impaired student achieve in art education? Can visually impaired students teach sighted students about elements of perception that sighted students would not normally consider? Are the legal moves towards rights to equal access for visually impaired people useful in asserting that visually impaired students can gain as much ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Easter Seal Society is engaged in a project to introduce young people with disabilities and their families to science, to provide them with access to science, and to familiarize them with the wide range of career options which depend on science and technology. Easter Seal affiliates serve as project sites, and a sub-contract with the ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Ellen Rubin presents advice on museum wayfinding from her perspective as a disability access consultant with experience working with science centers and museums and as a blind museum visitor. Rubin discusses how to orient visitors online before the visit, as they enter the museum, and as they interact with exhibits. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1993
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, researchers from the Smithsonian Institution (SI) describe the ways in which SI is welcoming the Americans with Disabilities Act as an aid in empowering visitors and employees with disabilities. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, seven museum professionals briefly explain their various approaches to personalize inclusion at their respective institutions. Authors include Elizabeth K. Stage, Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, Preeti Gupta, Directors of Education at the New York Hall of Science, Michelle Sporito, Manager of Pi Society Docents at The ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Christine Reich, manager of research and evaluation at the Museum of Science, Boston, and Elissa Chin, research analyst at Edventure and former senior research and evaluation assistant at the Museum of Science, discuss the impact of an American Sign Language version of the Multimedia Tour they developed for deaf audiences who ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The proposal intends to develop software that, when combined with the OMNI device, produces a virtual touch sensation that allows the blind to "touch" surfaces such as Mars, Earth's Moon, etc. The experience is multimedia as users can get sight, sound, and touch at the same time. The proposal does a solid job of describing a well-constructed and ... »