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  • Date: 09/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project explores augmented reality (AR) technology as a way to make STEM content accessible to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) learners in "live" presentation settings found within science centers and museums. The current ways of providing communication and information access to DHH museum visitors require DHH learners to split their attention ... »
  • Date: 08/08/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) developed, implemented, and evaluated the National Center for Blind Youth in Science (NCBYS), a three-year full-scale development project to increase informal learning opportunities for blind youth in STEM. Through this grant, the NCBYS extended ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Support from Safeco Insurance has enabled Pacific Science Center to open early from 8 – 10 a.m. and provide free entry for families affected by autism spectrum disorder. During the event, accommodations are made for sensory-sensitive guests, including softened general lighting and decreased noise level and visual stimulation on interactive ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program funds innovative resources for use in a variety of settings. Using hand-held mobile devices this project would test specialized Signing Glossaries for Science Exhibits (SGSE). The glossaries are developed from 5000 ... »
  • Date: 01/28/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    It’s any parent’s worst nightmare. When her son, Spencer, was 9 months old, Erica Hahn learned he had had a stroke in utero. Doctors believed he would never walk or talk. Exhausted, devastated, and needing to get out of the house, the single mom began bringing her baby to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, an outing the pair has taken two or ... »
  • Date: 11/18/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is conducting regional STEM workshops in partnership with local science museums, entitled NFB STEM2U, for blind youth [youth], grades 3 – 6 and 9-12. During the third regional workshop in Columbus, Ohio, the NFB operated two different programs ... »
  • Date: 11/12/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is conducting regional STEM workshops in partnership with local science museums, entitled NFB STEM2U, for blind youth [youth], grades 3 – 6 and 9-12. During this second regional workshop in Boston, the NFB operated two different programs ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2015
    Resource Category: Audience Study
    The Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo (JMZ) is working to create an accessible facility from the ground up as they plan for a new building, zoo habitats, and exhibits. During construction of the new JMZ the institution will occupy a temporary space in Palo Alto. The new JMZ is scheduled to open in 2019. To inform their planning process, Tina Keegan ... »
  • Date: 08/19/2015
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is conducting regional STEM workshops, entitled NFB STEM2U, for blind youth [youth], grades 3 – 6. During this first regional workshop in Baltimore, the NFB operated three different programs simultaneously: one program for youth, a second program ... »
  • Date: 07/14/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report presents findings from interviews conducted with staff from CAST and the Boston Museum of Science about their collaboration on the Engagement and Thinking in Designed Informal Science Learning (ISL) Settings project. The interview asked respondents to discuss the goals of the project and how they related to their organization’s mission ... »

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