Apps & Technologies
The applications and technologies listed below are those used to teach STEM to BLV learners and/or for BLV learners to learn STEM. This list is not exhaustive. We will update this list whenever we find any applications or technologies that we consider helpful!
NaviLens: An app that can create tags to make information accessible for BLV. It also supports 34 languages. Here is an example of using NaviLens tags to make math more accessible: NaviLens Tags for Super Flashcards for Multiplication Facts by Tim Fahlberg.
Sonokids: Ballyland apps support early learning of coding and computational thinking (Ballyland Code 1), math grids (sound memory), space facts, and sonification. They also provide tactile learning tools with their code apps.
Submersible Audio Light Sensor: A light-detecting device that can be used in the air to detect differences between light- and dark-colored objects. Its probe can also be used in liquids. The device will alert the user to a change in an experimental feature that results in a light change.
Titration ColorCam: A smartphone aid that BLV learners can use to do acid-base titration experiments. This app can analyze color changes as well as translate data into sound and tactile feedback for detecting an endpoint.