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TY - CONF AU - Appleby, R.B. AU - Boyd, T. AU - Edmonds, C.S. AU - Healy, A.L. AU - Hibberd, M.T. AU - Jeffrey, B. AU - Kyle, B.S. AU - Pacey, T.H. AU - Rafique, H. AU - Tygier, S.C. AU - Watson, R. ED - Boland, Mark ED - Tanaka, Hitoshi ED - Button, David ED - Dowd, Rohan ED - Schaa, Volker RW ED - Tan, Eugene TI - Tactile Collider : Accelerator Outreach to Visually Impaired Audiences J2 - Proc. of IPAC2019, Melbourne, Australia, 19-24 May 2019 CY - Melbourne, Australia T2 - International Particle Accelerator Conference T3 - 10 LA - english AB - The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has attracted significant attention from the general public. The science of the LHC and Higgs Boson is primarily communicated to school children and the wider public using visual methods. As a result, people with visual impairment (VI) often have difficulty accessing scientific communications and may be culturally excluded from news of scientific progress. Tactile Collider is a multi-sensory experience that aims to communicate particle accelerator science in a way that is inclusive of audiences with VI. These experiences are delivered as a 2-hour event that has been touring the UK since 2017. In this article we present the methods and training that have been used in implementing Tactile Collider as a model for engaging children and adults with science. The event has been developed alongside experts that specialise in making learning accessible to people with VI. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 3518 EP - 3521 KW - collider KW - quadrupole KW - acceleration KW - detector KW - site DA - 2019/06 PY - 2019 SN - 978-3-95450-208-0 DO - DOI: 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-THPMP035 UR - http://jacow.org/ipac2019/papers/thpmp035.pdf ER -