The Accessible Toolbox

The Accessible Toolbox is offering free 3D kits to educators who are teaching statistics to students with visual impairments.

By Christian Feuerstein

A Mount Holyoke College team of researchers is providing new resources for educators and their students, reports the Association for Psychological Science Teaching Fund Showcase. The Mount Holyoke team aims to make learning statistics more accessible to students with disabilities. 

Associate Professor of Psychology and Education Jared Schwartzer and Natasha Anderson and Nicole Gilbert Cote, laboratory instructors in the psychology and education department, have developed The Accessible Toolbox to deliver a multitude of resources for instructors to better address the needs of students with disabilities and various other barriers to success with statistics. 

The team created a peer-reviewed website that delivers a multitude of resources for instructors to better address the needs of students with disabilities including visual impairments, learning disabilities, math-related anxiety and other barriers to student success with statistics. These resources serve the higher education psychology community by reducing the burden placed on instructors to self-educate and prepare new content to address newly emerging accessibility needs.

The website also features student perspectives and their advice for instructors who teach students with learning differences. 

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