Accessibility

Accessibility

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In this lesson, students will watch a TED talk given by a blind astronomer. They will learn about academic conferences and their value in the scientific community. Then, they will read about different disabilities and think about the obstacles that disabled scientists need to overcome at conferences. Students will come up with policies to lessen these obstacles and compare their ideas to the existing accessibility policies of the American Physical Society and the American Astronomical Society.