Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 20:02:12 +0200

Author: Adolf Cortel

Subject: Blind student and experiments

Post:

This year, for the first time, I have a blind student in the clasroom
and in the lab. I don't know how can I help him to share the "feeling"
of physics experiments. In some of the experiments of the first day
(big Euler disk, nitinol wire, electric book..) I let him touch the
materials: the noise, the change in shape o the zapping made him
actually involved in these experiments. But I cannot imagine how to
present him the conventional experiments on kinematics or dynamics, or
even the use of graphs. If anybody has experienced a similar situation
his suggestions (or reference to sources of information) will be
welcome.
Best regards,

Adolf Cortel
IES Pompeu Fabra
Felix Duran 3
08760 Martorell
Barcelona SPAIN.

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