SimBio makes simulation-based software for teaching biology to college students. A project funded by the National Science Foundation is currently underway to make biology labs more accessible to blind and low-vision students.
SimBio needs your help and this is what they have to say about the project:
The first part of the project is researching whether an Audible Graph – a graph that uses sounds rather than lines – can be effective for interpreting data from simulations. As we find ways to make such graphs effective, we will publicize the results so that future educational simulations can use Audible Graphs to be more accessible.
Our first step is an audible survey asking participants to interpret different graphs, using different types of sounds. We need several hundred people to help us by taking the survey by June 25. We are especially interested in having blind and low-vision college students take the survey, but welcome participation from everyone. If you have 20 minutes, we would greatly appreciate your taking this anonymous survey found here.
We are hopeful that this will contribute to improving accessibility in science education tools. Feel free to tell your friends about this project.
The SimBio Audible Graph team