Astronomy for Visually Impaired

The Tactile Universe is an STFC funded public engagement project based at the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation. The project has used input and feedback from the UK’s vision impaired (VI) community to produce a suite of tactile 3D images of astronomical objects and accessible educational workshops which can be used to help VI students access topics in astronomy, particularly those related to the solar system and galaxies.

If you are a teacher, science communicator, outreach officer or an interested member of the public who would like to use our resources with your local VI community, we would like to invite you to join us at Cardiff University for an afternoon of learning about the project and the free resources that we have to offer.

Registration details can be found here: