from NMSBVI ~ February, 2010:
The System for Conceptualizing Spatial Concepts (SC)2
The 2009 Touch of
Genius Prize for Innovation was awarded to Jeffrey Killebrew for his
submission, "The System for Conceptualizing Spatial Concepts," also
known as (SC)2.
is an instructional tool for individuals who are blind that provides
equal access and participation in science, math, and related
coursework. (SC)2 uses a system of beveled and magnetized
blocks affixed to a magnetic white board which allows
students to spatially arrange, manipulate, and calculate complex
mathematical and scientific formulae by simply inserting 3x5 cards brailled with the values and labels of each term.
presented his system at the 2009 Touch of Genius Prize for
Innovation Award Ceremony at the Microsoft New England Research and
Development Center in Cambridge on January 20, 2010.
Link to The System for Conceptualizing Spatial
~ NMSBVI Webpage