The following materials are accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired using a combination of Braille,
tactile techniques, and
descriptions in both
large format text and
audio formats, as well
as a collection of 3D
prints of cosmic objects.
Celestial objects as they appear through visible-light telescopes and in different spectral regions that are invisible to the naked eye. The posters use a combination of Braille and large-format traditional text, and a variety of tactile textures and symbols.
From Earth to the Solar System (FETTSS) FETTSS is a collection of images that showcase the excitement of planetary exploration. A tactile and Braille all-weather poster series mounted on still styrene provides additional connections with the FETTSS materials. There are 8 images for this series.
Here, There & Everywhere (HTE)
A tactile and Braille poster series mounted on still styrene helps to provide connections with HTE materials. The topics covered in the HTE Braille/tactile poster series include eruptions, shadows, wind, erosion, outflows, seeding and spirals.
Audio files of the text from the Braille panels are also provided to accompany the poster sets. Request a copy of any of these poster sets from Kim Arcand (email@example.com)
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Creator/Manager: Kimberly Arcand
Art Direction/Design: Kristin DiVona
Web Developer: Khajag Mgrdichian
Developed by the Chandra X-ray Center, at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, in Cambridge, MA, with funding by NASA under contract NAS8-03060 | Privacy | Accessibility
NASA's Universe of Learning materials are based upon work supported by NASA under award number NNX16AC65A to the Space Telescope Science Institute, working in partnership with Caltech/IPAC, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and Sonoma State University. | Privacy | Accessibility