The International Network of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) for BLV (the blind and low-vision) was founded by Dr. Ying-Ting Chiu with Dr. M. Şahin Bülbül (co-founder) on November 19, 2021, with the aim of connecting people in different countries to facilitate the growth of STEM for BLV at the international level.

Our Vision

To create a world where the blind and low-vision have full access to STEM education and careers.

Our Mission

To connect people worldwide who are interested and/or specialized in STEM for BLV to facilitate the growth of the field as a united community at the international level.

Our Values (E.O.A.D.)

  • Equity: Everyone is born equal and they deserve the same rights.

  • Our Team: A team that is passionate, dedicated, and determined.

  • Accessibility: Individual needs are human needs that should be prioritized without any justification.

  • Direct & Sustainable Impact: We listen, do what is needed, and think long term.

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