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Access to Advancement

An Audio Exploration of the National Effort to Increase the Role of Women with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Part 2

Anneliese DeVyldere

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Anneliese DeVyldere is an honors student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a school known for its engineering and science programs. She learned about the University while attending Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCI-VIS). SCI-VIS gives participants the Space Camp experience by making space-related equipment accessible with Braille and assistive technology. Anneliese attended the camp three times during high school and says the experience was transformative. The camp helped her to develop leadership skills and to discover her interest in aerospace engineering. As a result, she is now studying to become a technical writer, with the goal of working at NASA, writing about spacecraft design.

To learn more about SCI-VIS, listen to the Part 1 story, SCI-VIS Makes Space Camp Accessible to Students with Visual Impairments, or visit the SCI-VIS website,

To learn more about Anneliese DeVyldere, visit


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