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Monday, August 4 • 9:30am - 11:30am
W63: Non-Visual Methodologies for Teaching Multi-Sensory Chemistry Lab Activities (offered twice)

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This workshop will feature methodologies and techniques for teaching chemistry lab activities in a hands-on way without the use of vision. The activities are valuable to all learners, though they are designed for students with visual impairments. Multi-channel sensory feedback through tactile, olfactory, and hearing in addition to vision will be discussed and featured in the various activities as part of this workshop. Concerns related to laboratory safety regarding students with visual impairments and other disabilities will also be addressed. A combination of high tech and low tech solutions for science access for all learners will be featured. This workshop will demonstrate aspects of the Science Activities for the Visually Impaired (SAVI) curriculum published by the Laurence Hall of Science from the 1970s, and how these techniques are valuable in today’s science curriculum. Further, commercially available technologies of audible and talking lab tools will also be presented.


Cary Supalo

Illinois State University

Monday August 4, 2014 9:30am - 11:30am EDT
PAD 376
  Laboratory  Pedagogy