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Combined with a compassion for the visually impaired, such as her mother’s friend who was blind from birth, she wanted to share her passion with the most inclusive audience possible. The student put together an abstract drip art tool that includes a thick paint for the blind and visually impaired to be able to enjoy and examine their own works of art.
Pat Monteith, science fair mentor, former extended day instructor and successful science fair mom and coach of her International Science and Engineering Fair is impressed with Sarah’s growth and successes. “I’ve done a fair amount of research, and see if there are similar inventions,” noted Pat, “but I haven’t been able to find anything. I’m impressed by the originality of Sarah’s thinking. She has a real empathy for people with disabilities, and the passion, drive and focus to come up with something creative.”
Sarah’s project continues to refine and improve through a series of prototype designs and tests. Through Ms Monteith’s network, Sarah was able to tour and gain practical knowledge for her invention at the Perkins School of the Blind. “I also connected Sarah with the Head of Disabilities Services at Bridgewater State University. He helped Sarah transpose the instructions into Braille, so the blind could actually use Sarah’s invention easily.”
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