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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

The Biosciences Federation website

The Biosciences Federation, list of members

Directory of biology associations in the UK

Fielding A., (2004). Tireragan: a real and virtual field experiment, LTSN Bioscience Bulletin,

Fletcher R., (1973 2nd ed.). The Teaching of Science and Mathematics to the Blind, Royal National Institute of the Blind website

The HEA Centre for Bioscience website

The HEA Centre for Bioscience, Disability and accessible curricula section

The HEA Centre for Physical Sciences, Publications, Web Accessibility Briefing Paper

HEFCE Project, Improving Provision for Disabled Students Funding Programme, Learning Support for Disabled Students undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities, series of web guides:

Hopkins, C. and Johns, A. (1998) Able scientist, technologist, disabled person. Elsek Publications, Loughborough

Inclusive Science and Special Educational Needs website

Institute of Biology website

Intute: online resources for education and research

Johnson J., Accessible Scientific Laboratory Design, reported in Action on Access website

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

Mole J. & Peacock D., (2005). A guide to good practice for staff teaching d/Deaf students in science and engineering, University of Wolverhampton.

PLANET: Special educational needs and disabilities in geography, earth and environmental sciences (PLANET Special Edition 3)

Premia – making research education accessible, resource base

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

Royal Society of Chemistry, Environment, Health and Safety Committee, The Safety of Laboratory Workers with Disabilities

ScienceSigns – the online BSL/English glossary for science education

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,

Skill – National Bureau for Students with Disabilities, Guides for disabled students, trainees and jobseekers: Into Science and Engineering – order guides at

South West Academic Network for Disability Support (SWANDS), Fieldwork

South West Academic Network for Disability Support (SWANDS), Laboratories, workshops and other practice-based environments

TechDis HEAT Project, Chevins P., Adaptation of Neuroscience and Biology course material for visually impaired students

TechDis HEAT Project, Scott J., Cann A. and Badge J., ACCESS (Audio Content Creation for Educational SuccesS), University of Leicester

TechDis m-learning and accessibility project, Spreadsheets on PDA or smartphone,

University of Washington, The Alliance for Access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, (AccessSTEM website), Science Labs

University of Washington, Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology, (DO-IT website), Science Labs

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