World's First Tactile Collider' Inspires Hundreds Of VI And Sighted Students

Mar 21, 03:03 PM

The world’s first interactive ‘Tactile Collider’, designed by visually impaired students, two scientists and a science teacher from the North-West, has created huge demand for an international science symposium Particle Colliders: Accelerating Innovation in Liverpool this week (22 March).

The novel project uses 3D-printed magnets, whole body learning and ideas from an immersive zombie game app to communicate science, making it accessible to visually impaired and sighted students alike.

The symposium aims to highlight progress on a successor to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the benefits of discovery science to industry, science and society.

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley spoke with Dr Chris Edmonds and Professor Carsten Welsch to find out more.