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Innovators Developing Accessible Tools for Astronomy (IDATA) was a three-year National Science Foundation project (#1640131) to engage a group of blind/low vision and normally sighted students, teachers, astronomers, computer programmers, and design specialists in the user-centered design of the Afterglow Access Software. The hands-on resources that grew out of this project are highlighted here. For more information about IDATA or Afterglow Access, visit the IDATA Project website.

Text Logo that says IDATA with the acronym in braille below.

Our IDATA Collection

All of these items were developed during the course of the IDATA Project
McCarron-Sadler Tactile Telescope
A telescope, not to look through, but to look -- or feel -- into. This cutaway telescope model is made for both sighted and blind/low vision students to explore the major internal components of a Newtonian...
Size5.19 MB
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Last UpdatedMarch 27, 2024
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Umbrella Sky Activities
Contains 2 different construction guides for explaining the movement of the night sky.   tags: Hands on Material, IDATA ...
Size2.01 MB
Downloaded42 times
Last UpdatedJune 21, 2023
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Seeing the Unseen
Seeing the Unseen allows students to explore a hidden object and build a replica using only touch.   tags: Hands on Materials, IDATA ...
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Last UpdatedJune 21, 2023
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Bad Images Examples v1
This module contains different bad images that can be taken be a telescope and a few examples of good images.   tags: Tactile Graphics, IDATA ...
Size800.22 KB
Downloaded15 times
Last UpdatedJune 22, 2023
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HST vs SOFIA
Tactile image comparing HST data vs SOFIA data.   tags: Tactile Graphics, IDATA ...
Size497.02 KB
Downloaded21 times
Last UpdatedJune 22, 2023
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Touch the Universe
Skynet junior scholars images for tactile pictures as part of the IDATA project.   tags: Tactile Graphics, IDATA ...
Size24.78 MB
Downloaded12 times
Last UpdatedJune 22, 2023
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Tactile 3D Waveform
A 3D waveform stencil to introduce the concept of a waveform as a way of describing electromagnetic radiation.   tags: 3D Printing, IDATA ...
Size606.02 KB
Downloaded4 times
Last UpdatedJune 22, 2023
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CCD Camera Activity 3D
This is the 3D print version of the CCD camera activity. The photon cards can be 3D printed for increased durability.   tags: 3D Printing, IDATA ...
Size104.54 KB
Downloaded9 times
Last UpdatedJune 22, 2023
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