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martes, 16 de diciembre de 2014

Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal

CAP Journal

Tactile Sun: Bringing an Invisible Universe to the Visually Impaired (page 05)
Gloria M. Isidro, Carmen A. Pantoja
Key Words
Science Literacy, Public Outreach, Adapted Materials, Visually Impaired, Braille
A tactile model of the Sun has been created as a strategy for communicating astronomy to the blind or visually impaired, and as a useful outreach tool for general audiences. The model design was a collaboration between an education specialist, an astronomy specialist and a sculptor. The tactile Sun has been used at astronomy outreach events in Puerto Rico to make activities more inclusive and to increase public awareness of the needs of those with disabilities.

Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal