WESPLS —  Diversity in Accelerator Physics and Engineering   (22-May-19   18:30—20:00)
Chair: R.T. Dowd, AS - ANSTO, Clayton, Australia
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WESPLS1
Tactile Collider : Accelerator Outreach to Visually Impaired Audiences  
 
  • R.B. Appleby
    UMAN, Manchester, United Kingdom
 
  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.  
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WESPLS2
Presentation by Cordelia Fine  
 
  • C. Fine
    The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
 
  In this presentation, Cordelia Fine will discuss the deep reach and legacy of the view that men are ‘thinkers’ and women are ‘feelers’. The influence of these gender stereotypes can be seen in the perceived ‘fit’ of men versus women in traditionally masculine domains like physics, and even in the science that purports to show that males are biologically predisposed to understand the world, while females are predisposed to understand people.  
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WESPLS3
Public Awareness Activity  
 
  • M.C. Chalmers, R.T. Dowdpresenter
    AS - ANSTO, Clayton, Australia
 
  Instructions on how to participate in the Wiki Edit-a-thon activity.  
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