NA-ROAD Projects

Accessible Astronomy Software for All

Using touch to see astronomical images

The goal of Accessible Astronomy Software for All is to provide an astronomy image analysis software tool, training, and user support for individuals in high-needs areas and traditionally underrepresented groups. Afterglow Access, a product of the NSF-funded IDATA project is a web-based astronomy image analysis tool that can be used by individuals (middle school and up) to view and analyze astronomical images. In addition, the software tool is, in part, blind and visually impaired accessible, and is available free via any web browser. Further, the software tool is being made available in both English and Spanish.  

Learn more on the idata website