Faculty Advisor

Kinicki, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Weininger, Stephen J.

Center

Melbourne, Australia

Abstract

This project implemented and tested methods to adapt Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) science programs to accommodate Australian students with disabilities. Universal Design principles were applied to the Tyre Track activity in the Forensic Frenzy program to improve the science experience for visually impaired students. The team gathered survey and observational data, evaluated activity effectiveness, and delivered recommendations and guidelines. Statistical analysis demonstrated that non-formal education programs modified to contain multi-sensory components increase student knowledge and understanding.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia

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