TERC develops SigningAvatar® technology to enable deaf and hard of hearing students to learn Earth Science terms and definitions

TERC develops SigningAvatar® technology to enable deaf and hard of hearing students to learn Earth Science terms and definitions

Cambridge, MA – Led by Principal Investigator Judy Vesel, a TERC research group has designed and created an illustrated and interactive 3D dictionary for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  The Signing Earth Science Dictionary (SESD) includes 750 key Earth Science terms and is the first tool of its kind to...

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The magic of space in your hands: Feel a meteorite!

Institution: Natural Sciences Museum of Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain) Primary Contact or Principal Investigator: Jesus Martinez-Frias Contact Information: Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA (associated to the NASA Astrobiology Institute) Ctra de Ajalvir, Km. 4, 28850 Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid (Spain) [email protected] Tel: +34-915206418 Project Collaborators: J.A. Rodriguez-Losada, A. Eff-Darwich, Francisco...

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A Tactile Moon

Institution:  Astronomical Observatory – University of Valencia (Spain) Primary Contact or Principal Investigator:  Amelia Ortiz-Gil Contact Information: Observatorio Astronómico – Universidad de Valencia Edifici Instituts d’Investigació. c/ Catedrático José Beltrán,2 E- 46980 Paterna (Valencia) Spain [email protected] Project Collaborators:  Gloria María Isidro, Rosa Doran, Caterina Boccato, Leopoldo Benacchio, Alberto Fernández-Soto,...

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“The Sky in Your Hands”

Institution:  Astronomical Observatory – University of Valencia (Spain) Primary Contact or Principal Investigator:  Amelia Ortiz-Gil Contact Information: Observatorio Astronómico – Universidad de Valencia Edifici Instituts d’Investigació. c/ Catedrático José Beltrán,2 E- 46980 Paterna (Valencia) Spain [email protected] Project Collaborators:  Mariana Lanzara, José Carlos Guirado Project Description:  A planetarium show for...

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“Astroadapt”

Institution:  Astronomical Observatory – University of Valencia (Spain) Primary Contact or Principal Investigator:  Amelia Ortiz-Gil Contact Information:  Observatorio Astronómico – Universidad de Valencia Edifici Instituts d’Investigació. c/ Catedrático José Beltrán,2 E- 46980 Paterna (Valencia) Spain [email protected] Project Collaborators:  Teresa Gallego, Antonio J. Peña, Monica Sperandio Project Description:  Open source...

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The Signing Earth Science Dictionary (SESD) Project

Institution:TERC,Inc. Primary Contact or Principal Investigator: Judy Vesel Contact Information:  [email protected] Project Collaborators:  Jason Hurdich (Vcom3d) Project Description:  The project is developing an illustrated 3-D SigningAvatar(R)-enabled dictionary of ~750 standards-based Earth science terms and definitions for high school students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Diversity Focus: Deaf...

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Expanding Geoscience Diversity through Simulated Field Environments for Students with Physical Disabilities

Institution: Georgia State University Primary Contact or Project Principal Investigator: Christopher Atchison, Co-Investigator Contact Information: [email protected], 404.413.5789 Project Description: The proposed effort seeks to address the problem of limited inclusion for the mobility impaired to participate in field experiences required in the geosciences curriculum. This underrepresented community has been...

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