Nobody can see atoms: Science camps highlighting approaches for making chemistry accessible to blind and visually impaired students

Henry B. Wedler, Lee Boyes, Rebecca L. Davis, Dan Flynn, Annaliese Franz, Christian S. Hamann, Jason G. Harrison, Michael W. Lodewyk, Kristin A. Milinkevich, Jared T. Shaw, Dean J. Tantillo, Selina C. Wang

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Curricula for three chemistry camp experiences for blind and visually impaired (BVI) individuals that incorporated single- and multiday activities and experiments accessible to BVI students are described. Feedback on the camps from students, mentors, and instructors indicates that these events allowed BVI students, who in many cases have been discouraged from doing science, to understand that chemistry can be made accessible and that they can think about chemistry on a level comparable to their sighted peers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-194
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 11 2014



  • Chemical Education Research
  • Conferences
  • Curriculum
  • Food Science
  • Hands-On Learning/Manipulatives
  • High School/Introductory Chemistry
  • Minorities in Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Public Understanding/Outreach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Education

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