The National Center for Blind Youth in Science equips teachers, parents, and blind youth themselves with the tools and knowledge they need to provide greater opportunities in science to blind youth across the nation.
Too often being blind means we are ignored at school because our teachers think we are not capable of science, math, engineering, or technology. I know I can do it and YouthSlam gave me the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with it. — YouthSlam Participant
At the National Center for Blind Youth in Science, we aim to:
- Provide resources and information about how blind youth can best learn and understand scientific and mathematical concepts
- Promote opportunities for blind youth in science through demonstration projects, partnerships, and education
- Provide technical support to projects working to improve materials and instruction for blind youth in science and math
- Provide a national mentoring program
- Centralize research previously completed in this area and coordinate ongoing research efforts
Partnerships with the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other leading organizations help us continue to provide the highest quality resources and programs.
The National Center for Blind Youth in Science will offer two NFB EQ programs in the summer of 2021. NFB EQ is a week-long summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens from around the United States.