“A Touch of The Universe” non-profit project has built 30 sets of tactile astronomy kits addressed to children with both normal or vision impairments. The kits have been distributed among educators and teachers in underdeveloped countries in Americas, Asia and Africa.
Developing and testing different learning materials over couple of years, we have gathered a selection of tactile astronomy educational materials to create a kit. We produced 30 kits for the non-profit “A Touch of The Universe” project under the framework of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and distributed them among educators and teachers in underdeveloped countries in Americas, Asia and Africa. We seek to help children and young adults in these countries to learn about astronomy, even if they are visually impaired. Our mission is to alleviate the lack of inclusive educational materials in these regions.