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3D Molecular Modeling Kits Accessible to the Blind!
3D printed Nitrogen atom and a 3D printer in the background
3d printed molecule
Hands trying to arrange a molecule using 3d printed atoms
A visually impaired woman using a 3D printed molecule
Dr. Mona Minkara and ETI are collaborating with Synses Designs to bring their accessible tactile chemistry kits to the market for all future and current chemistry students to use. At the moment chemistry kits dominating the market use colors to differentiate between atoms, making it hard to do so for those who are visually impaired and completely impossible for student who are blind.
Simon Park
Simon Park, Ph.D.
Simon is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. He oversees project development and research.
Mona Minkara
Mona Minkara
Mona Minkara, Ph.D.
Mona Minkara is one of the only blind professors in the field Bioengineering. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University. She is an advocate for blind and low vision individuals.