Outreach Development

Braille

Submitted by cjdockens on Thu, 04/23/2020 - 10:41

Braille is the raised dot system of writing and reading, which was invented by Louis Braille. He made the system to make it easier to print and use materials for people with severely impaired vision. It is now common for people who are blind or have severe vision to learn how to read the writing system. 

 

Visual Processing

Submitted by cjdockens on Sat, 04/11/2020 - 09:15

 

The way that we perceive the world is dependent on a very complex network of cells and structures that work together to create the vivid images we see in the world. It is important to understand the anatomy of this system when considering visual processing. The general system is shown in the image below. (It provides a lot more detail than necessary for this post, but very useful to see.) 

Ping Pong Ball Eyes

Submitted by cjdockens on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 21:58

If you’re looking for a fun craft to do while you’re self-isolating? Well, look no further. These ping pong ball eyes are easy for all ages and can provide fun for hours after! All you need is a ping pong ball and some markers. Personally, I found that sharpies or other permanent markers work best!

 

Natural Eye Deterioration

Submitted by jamieganem on Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:06

 

We are always using our eyes and it is one of the main ways we are able to interact with the physical world around us. But what happens to our eyes as we age? Our eyes, just like our body, deteriorate naturally as we get older and this blog post will explain what you can expect to see when that occurs.