In 2016, Dr. Mona Minkara, in partnership with her STEM team, conceptualized and designed a group of educational lessons to better include totally blind or visually impaired learners into the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Blind STEM Curriculum is a collection of over a dozen experiment-based lessons that utilize commonly found, low-cost items designed with accessibility and collaboration in mind.
A blind folded person with a DNA, molecule, and rocket coming out of the brain
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Advacement in STEM fields is achieved when all curious minds can be included.

Mona Minkara
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Northeastern University
Chief of Blind STEM Curriculum Development and Implementation
As a blind scientist myself, I am passionate to give students the opportunity to experience the world of science. I want to give experiences in STEM, similar to those that I had, to visually impaired and blind learners. This Blind STEM Curriculum is one of the many ways in which I can empower the youth, bring both visually impaired and sighted learners together, and continue to grow the scientific community.
Natalie Guse
Technical Writer
Co-writer of Blind STEM Curriculum and Volunteer Implementer
As a co-writer, I am grateful to contribute my passion for communication to this important work. The world becomes a richer, more vivid place when we work together to include new perspectives and make space for unique approaches—both inside the classroom and out.
John Hamill
Co-writer and Editor of Blind STEM Curriculum
Education for all is of paramount importance, especially in our modern world. We had an idea to initiate change in the accessibility of STEM; we developed the Blind STEM Curriculum; and now we are conduits for greater inclusion of our youth. This is a great honor.
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Check out each image below and guess our lesson topics!
Icons of different objects used in science