About "A Touch of the Universe"

In developing countries there are very few and sparse astronomical resources for people with visual problems. Often the teachers with special-need-students lack teaching materials specially adapted to their needs. With this kit we wanted to put together a few resources to make it easier for educators and teachers to be able to introduce basic astronomical concepts to their blind students.

The kit is mainly addressed to kids, but all the materials can also be used with teenagers and even adults (the planetarium show, for example). The resources included in the kit are about basic astronomy which can be used as teaching material in primary and secondary school.

Although the kit has been specially developed for persons with visual difficulties, people with regular vision can also benefit from it, as they can add the sense of touch to the sense of vision. It has been demonstrated that the more senses involved in the learning process the better results are achieved.