Creating Inclusive Classrooms
Story by Erik Potter
Published by Mizzou Magazine
Due to a degenerative retinal condition, Gina Ceylan’s vision had been slipping slowly — sometimes quickly — since childhood. Then, one morning in the middle of her master’s program in geology at MU, it all but vanished.
Before, she had been able to use technology to boost her vision enough to make do. Now, she had to give up on her eyes and reinvent how she interacted with the world. She learned Braille, found new technology that read emails and documents to her, and found ways to adapt.
The experience solidified her desire to earn a doctorate in science education and to research inclusiveness in the classroom.