Towards a more inclusive outreach

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Scientific outreach involving people with disabilities does not require specific techniques for specific conditions. An inclusive approach involving complementary senses not only helps those with disabilities but everyone else as well.

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Fig. 1: 3D tactile models.

photo, Amelia Ortiz-Gil (University of Valencia Astronomical Observatory); prints visible in photo, NASA/CXC/SAO


E.P.-M. has written this Comment on behalf of the International Astronomical Union Working Group for Equity and Inclusion. He acknowledges A. Ortiz-Gil and the Astronomical Observatory of the Universidad de Valencia for kindly supplying much of the material used in the activities of the Astroaccesible project. He also thanks the Outreach Office of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía and the partners of the Association Ciencia sin Barreras.

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Pérez-Montero, E. Towards a more inclusive outreach. Nat Astron 3, 114–115 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41550-019-0693-3

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