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Listen Now: Using Sound to Make Astronomy Accessible.

Listen Now: Using Sound to Make Astronomy Accessible.

Tim Spuck from Associated Universities Inc., talks about new software that aids visually impaired and blind astronomers by converting images into soundscapes in real time. This software is one means of making astronomy and other sciences accessible to People with...

Using Sound to Make Astronomy Accessible

Using Sound to Make Astronomy Accessible

Tim Spuck from Associated Universities Inc., talks about new software that aids visually impaired and blind astronomers by converting images into soundscapes in real time. This software is one means of making astronomy and other sciences accessible to People with...

Dr. Kirk Adams – The American Foundation for the Blind in the News.

Dr. Kirk Adams – The American Foundation for the Blind in the News.

On the link below are recent media articles featuring AFB, our experts, and issues related to blindness and vision loss.                                                                                                         Click here.                               ...

Galactic Center Sonification

Galactic Center Sonification

Sonification is the process that translates data into sound, and a new project brings the center of the Milky Way to listeners for the first time. The translation begins on the left side of the image and moves to the right, with the sounds representing the position...

Space Sonification

Space Sonification

Scientists Jenn Kotler, Clara Brasseur, and Scott Fleming have been using their time in isolation to design a radically new way of understanding the dynamics of the cosmos.  Inspired by a blind colleague halfway around the planet, Australian astrophysicist Garry...

Yerkes group wins national honor for program for the blind

Yerkes group wins national honor for program for the blind

WILLIAMS BAY – The Geneva Lake Astrophysics and STEAM group has received a national honor for its innovative programming for the blind and visually impaired. The Williams Bay-based astrophysics education group was awarded the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award from the National...

IDATA Wins the Public Choice Award

IDATA Wins the Public Choice Award

Innovators Developing Accessible Tools for Astronomy (IDATA) won the Public Choice award in the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase. IDATA consists of software that was developed through the integration of science, mathematics, technology and engineering that allows...

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