Citation & Acknowledgements


The correct citation for this curriculum is:

Shaheen, N. L., Goodridge, W. H., Lopez, S, Anderson, P., Cunningham, A., Nietfeld, D., (2023, April). NFB Engineering Quotient Curriculum. National Federation of the Blind.


We would like to acknowledge the following people for their contributions to this work: 

  • Anil Lewis, executive director of Blindness Initiatives at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), served as the principal investigator for the Spatial Ability and Blind Engineering Research Project. 
  • Naomi Rosenberg, of the San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind, was the tactile graphic designer for many of the student handouts and all of the construction plans for NFB EQ tools and manipulatives.  
  • Several professionals at National Federation of the Blind were integral to the online publication of this curriculum. Those people included Beth Braun, Stephanie Cascone, Seth Lamkin, Alyssa Oliveri, Suzanne Shaffer, and Mya Taylor. 
  • Ashleigh Moon, consultant, provided nonvisual STEM expertise in the final refinement of the curriculum and served as a beta reader of the online curriculum. 

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