Overcoming adversity in the science classroom: A conversation with Joe McCormick
In this episode, Eric sits down with Joe McCormick, director of engineering at SplitSpot. Joe shares about the experience of losing his central vision in high school and the transition into college at Harvard. Eric and Joe chat about self-advocacy within the classroom, and scaffolds that worked for Joe as he learned how to navigate the world with his disability. Eric also learns about beep baseball, the adapted national pastime for the blind and visually impaired, and the importance of its community in Joe’s journey to become an engineer. Lastly, Joe talks about accessibility tools, college acceptance, and how to motivate students to love computer science.