Spatial Language Used by Blind and Low-Vision High School Students During a Virtual Engineering Program

June 1st, 2022 | RESEARCH

The purpose of this paper is to explore results from a qualitative study of how high school aged BLV youth used spatial language during a virtual engineering experience administered by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). Findings from this study can provide recommendations to enhance language in curricula that better reflects BLV students' content and may ultimately encourage more BLV students to pursue careers in STEM fields.



Team Members

Gary Timko, Evaluator, Center for Research and Evaluation, COSI
Natalie Shaheen, Author, Illinois State University
Wade Goodridge, Co-Principal Investigator, Utah State University
Theresa Green, Author, Utah State University
Daniel Kane, Author, Utah State University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1712887
Funding Amount: $2,101,009.00

Related URLs

Spatial Ability and Blind Engineering Research


Access and Inclusion: People with Disabilities
Audience: Adults | Educators | Teachers | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers | Undergraduate | Graduate Students
Discipline: Education and learning science | Engineering | Technology
Resource Type: Conference Proceedings
Environment Type: Conferences | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Summer and Extended Camps