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Q&A: Accessibility in Astronomy for the Visually Impaired

By SpaceRef Editor
June 29, 2022
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Jacob Noel-Storr, Michelle Willebrands

We spoke with four researchers to understand the accessibility challenges in astronomy research, education and outreach for blind and visually impaired (BVI) persons, as well as solutions to these challenges and how it innovates data analysis methods for all astronomers. Those interviewed: Nicolas Bonne (University of Portsmouth); Cheryl Fogle-Hatch (Museum Senses); Garry Foran (Swinburne University of Technology) and Enrique Perez Montero (Instituto de AstrofĂ­sica de AndalucĂ­a).

Comments: Accepted for publication in Nature Astronomy. A Word document (more accessible with screen readers) is available under ‘ancillary files’. This is the author’s own version (it is not the Version of Record and does not reflect post-acceptance improvements, or any corrections.) The Version of Record will be available with doi:

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Physics Education (physics.ed-ph); Physics and Society (physics.soc-ph)

Cite as: arXiv:2206.13815 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2206.13815v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

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