[Athen] Astronomy

Shawn Foster FosterS at sou.edu
Tue Aug 5 13:58:08 PDT 2008

Which edition? The 7th is available from RFB&D ( http://www.rfbd.org ) - they do a great job of audio description on all of the graphics. That would be the way I'd go!

Shawn Foster
Assistive Technology Specialist
Disability Services for Students
Southern Oregon University
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>>> On 8/5/2008 at 1:31 PM, in message <6A6DDE8A258FF94D86A95DC1898B909E01A7BE9F at facmail3.uww.edu>, "Wiersma, Constance A" <wiersmac at uww.edu> wrote:

A student who is blind is planning on taking an Astronomy introductory course at our University. The material is very visual. Has anyone had any experience with this type of coursework? The primary textbook, Universe by Freedman and Kaufmann, consists of numerous graphic representations, photographs of stars and galaxies, etc. I would very much appreciate any suggestions of how to depict this type of information for this student.

We are also looking for a Braille version of this text book.

Thank you for any suggestions.


Connie Wiersma, Assistant Director
Center for Students with Disabilities
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190
Ph. 262-472-5244

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