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Why Art is the Key to Science Education Accessibility | Anna Voelker | TEDxPittsburgh

vor 2 Jahren

Science education can come in many forms. A poem, performance, or piece of pottery. When this approach to sharing scientific knowledge is taken, we make it more accessible to people of all ability levels and backgrounds. This talk not only shares this idea, it demonstrates it.

Anna Voelker is a science communicator, NASA space weather forecaster, and astronomy accessibility advocate. She specializes in public outreach projects that are dedicated to making science accessible to people with disabilities. Anna has primarily worked with the National Federation of the Blind and with children on the autism spectrum. She passionately believes that all people deserve to know that there is more than just room for them in science; there is a need for them. Anna is currently earning a minor in Astrophysics and a Bachelor of Science in a self-designed program entitled Science Communication and Accessibility at The Ohio State University.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at