A Google Street View Seismic Hazards Field Trip with Bonus Tactile Activity

A Google Street View Seismic Hazards Field Trip with Bonus Tactile Activity

IAGD editors note: We are pleased to present a guest post by William Davis at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This post walks through a teaching module on seismicity using Google maps, and some easy tactile methods for teaching earthquakes and tectonics. Supplemental material for this post can be accessed...

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IAGD develops new tactile graphics repository for teaching geoscience concepts to Blind and low vision students

Raised-relief image of a plate subduction zone with Braille descriptions

Open any geology textbook. Its full-color photographs, illustrations, graphs, and maps are valuable for providing context and learning the story that geology has to tell. For Blind and low vision learners, these images are inaccessible. Providing alternate text to describe imagery with words provides some degree of accessibility, but...

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