Visually Impaired Students Shine at New York Institute for Special Education’s Science Fair

Bronxdale hosts annual science fair for visually impaired students

The New York Institute for Special Education hosted an annual science fair, showcasing the discoveries of rising scientists from the Bronx. The event catered to visually impaired students from preschool to 12th grade who have been conducting research, collecting data, and building projects on topics such as solar energy, invisible ink, and slime since February. This year’s theme was “chemical reaction,” with all displays presented in braille format.

Nestor Alfonso, an 11th-grade student participant, expressed his enthusiasm for the fair, highlighting the opportunity it provides for visually impaired students to engage in activities typically offered in public schools. Alfonso noted that being able to participate in the science fair despite their visual impairment was a rewarding experience for all involved.

The science fair provided a platform for these students to showcase their passion for science and their ability to conduct experiments and build projects despite their visual impairments. It also provided an opportunity for them to connect with other like-minded students and learn from each other’s experiences.

Overall, the science fair was a great success, highlighting the importance of providing opportunities for all students to pursue their interests and passions, regardless of any barriers they may face.

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