Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Shaw Research Group has partnered with the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) to provide blind students with an opportunity to engage in meaningful scientific experiences. Through utilizing tools and accommodations made in the laboratory setting, excitement is being instilled in the blind community for a chance to conduct experimental research.

In our partnership with TSBVI, a few sub-projects within this accessibility initiative include utilizing 3D-printed lithophanes to facilitate universal data sharing, innovating SwellForm Braille Amino Acid booklets, creating tactile microcentrifuge tubes, and repurposing an organic chemistry glovebox with automated capabilities. This hands-on outreach project is driving curiosity for emerging blind chemists and pioneering an all-inclusive research setting.

To access Amino Acid SwellForm Booklet

To learn more about TSBVI: https://www.tsbvi.edu/