What do you want to be when you grow up? A doctor, a scientist, an astronaut, a veterinarian?
If you've ever dreamed of pursuing a career in the Sciences but have been discouraged by a variety of accessibility issues, we have good news for you! The VISIONS Lab at Purdue University in Indiana may be a way to pursue your dreams.
VISIONS Lab stands for Visually Impaired Students Initiative on Science. It is a unique facility, a laboratory for students who are blind or visually impaired. This laboratory was created to give blind and visually impaired individuals access to information about complex and high-tech fields such as Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Biology, and Mathematics. Fields that, traditionally, had been inaccessible to those students with visual impairments.
The VISIONS Lab not only produces educational materials for visually impaired students, but it also serves as a research lab for developing new adaptive technologies in the field of blindness.
Since 1995, the VISIONS Lab has been instrumental to Purdue students taking courses in the following departments: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Psychology, Biology, Agronomy, and Spanish.
If you would like more information on how to get started in a career in the sciences, please contact:
1393 BRWN Box # 725
West Lafayete, IN 47907
Contributor: Maria Delgado