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For further information on biosciences, please see the following external links and references:

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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training, Inclusive Teaching: Safety for students with disability in laboratory classes http://www.adcet.edu.au/ViewFAQDetail.aspx?itemid=312

The Biosciences Federation website http://www.bsf.ac.uk/default.htm

The Biosciences Federation, list of members http://www.bsf.ac.uk/about/members.htm

Directory of biology associations in the UK http://www.excite.co.uk/directory/science/biology

Fielding A., (2004). Tireragan: a real and virtual field experiment, LTSN Bioscience Bulletin, ftp://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/newsletters/ltsn13p4+5.pdf

Fletcher R., (1973 2nd ed.). The Teaching of Science and Mathematics to the Blind, Royal National Institute of the Blind website http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/visugate/public_teachsci.hcsp

The HEA Centre for Bioscience website  http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/

The HEA Centre for Bioscience, Disability and accessible curricula section http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/disability/index.aspx

The HEA Centre for Physical Sciences, Publications, Web Accessibility Briefing Paper http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/physsci/home/professionaldevelopment/accessibility

HEFCE Project, Improving Provision for Disabled Students Funding Programme, Learning Support for Disabled Students undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities, series of web guides: http://www.glos.ac.uk/ceal/gdn/publications/disability/index.cfm.

Hopkins, C. and Johns, A. (1998) Able scientist, technologist, disabled person. Elsek Publications, Loughborough http://www.actiononaccess.org/?p=1_3_3_10&id=428

Inclusive Science and Special Educational Needs website http://www.issen.org.uk/index.htm

Institute of Biology website http://www.iob.org/

Intute: online resources for education and research http://www.intute.ac.uk/healthandlifesciences/

Johnson J., Accessible Scientific Laboratory Design, reported in Action on Access website http://www.actiononaccess.org/?p=1_3_3_10&id=423

Kumar, D.D., Ramasamy, R., & Stefanich, G.P., (2001). Science Instruction for Students with Visual Impairments, DIGEST-EDO-SE-01-03, Educational Resources Information Center http://www.stemworks.org/digests/dse01-03.html

Mole J. & Peacock D., (2005). A guide to good practice for staff teaching d/Deaf students in science and engineering, University of Wolverhampton. http://www2.wlv.ac.uk/teachingdeafstudents/Science_engineering.pdf

PLANET: Special educational needs and disabilities in geography, earth and environmental sciences (PLANET Special Edition 3) http://www.gees.ac.uk/planet/index.htm#PSE3.

Premia – making research education accessible, resource base http://www.premia.ac.uk/

Royal National Institute for the Blind, catalogue of items for everyday living that are easily adapted for laboratory use, and catalogue of tactile diagrams for science for visually impaired students. Contact the Royal National Institute for the Blind, 224 Great Portland Street, London W1B 6AA.

Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemsoc website, Chembytes e-zine, Able Scientists http://www.chemsoc.org/chembytes/ezine/2000/toolkit_jan00.htm

Royal Society of Chemistry, Environment, Health and Safety Committee, The Safety of Laboratory Workers with Disabilities http://www.rsc.org/pdf/ehsc/disabled.pdf

ScienceSigns – the online BSL/English glossary for science education http://www.sciencesigns.ac.uk/

SHEFC-funded Project,Teachability: Creating an accessible curriculum for students with disabilities, leaflet – Creating accessible placements, study abroad and field trips for disabled students, University of Strathclyde, http://www.teachability.strath.ac.uk/chapter_5/introduction5.html

Skill – National Bureau for Students with Disabilities, Guides for disabled students, trainees and jobseekers: Into Science and Engineering – order guides at https://secure.skill.org.uk/index.asp

South West Academic Network for Disability Support (SWANDS), Fieldwork http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/assets/SWA/7.Fieldswork.pdf

South West Academic Network for Disability Support (SWANDS), Laboratories, workshops and other practice-based environments http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/assets/SWA/8.Laboratories.pdf

TechDis HEAT Project, Chevins P., Adaptation of Neuroscience and Biology course material for visually impaired students http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/disability/heatprojects.aspx

TechDis HEAT Project, Scott J., Cann A. and Badge J., ACCESS (Audio Content Creation for Educational SuccesS), University of Leicester http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/disability/heatprojects.aspx#scott

TechDis m-learning and accessibility project, Spreadsheets on PDA or smartphone, http://www.techdis.ac.uk/index.php?p=9_5_32_5_2

University of Washington, The Alliance for Access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, (AccessSTEM website), Science Labs http://www.washington.edu/doit/Stem/science.html

University of Washington, Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology, (DO-IT website), Science Labs http://www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/Strategies/Academic/Science/

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