Representatives from informal STEM learning (ISL) programs share their perspective on accessible ISL offerings.
Learn about student perspectives from the NSF-funded Access to Informal STEM Learning (AccessISL) project, which is creating promising practices and resources that can lead to making ISL activities and resources more welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities nationwide.
Informal science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning (ISL) refers to learning outside the traditional classroom setting in places such as museums, science centers, and summer camps.
DO-IT’s Access to Informal STEM Learning (AccessISL) project has developed resources to help educators include information about universal design in curriculum related to informal STEM Learning. The document Pedagogical and Content Design Practices that Support Accessibility and Inclusion in Museology Courses shares information about the following:
The AccessISL project's inaugural capacity building institute (CBI), held on March 2 and 3, 2022, shared challenges and solutions regarding equitable access to ISL. They identified specific ways stakeholders can work together to increase universal design, accessibility, and systemic change as it relates to informal STEM learning.