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PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

For young blind and visually impaired students a classroom can be a daunting place to try and learn concepts especially in the fields of math and science but one ASU student is trying to change that.

She knows their struggle and is working to create a better way to teach these students.

13-year-old Yazy is learning all about the skeletal system.

"I'm learning about bones, and this is science," said Yazy.

While the students are learning Ashleigh Gonzales a master's student at ASU is researching the way these blind and visually impaired students learn.

"Today we're at the Foundation for Blind Children, we usually come out here once a month and do a science activity with the kids we try to do stuff that's really hands on that they don't have to feel left out and actually participate and feel like they're learning," said Gonzales.

Ashleigh knows their struggle. She lost her vision at the age of 13, but that did not stop her from realizing her dreams. She received a bachelors degree from ASU in molecular biology, and now she's working on her masters.

"I'm researching ways to improve stem education science technology engineering math for visually impaired and blind students and other students with disabilities," she said.

She says improvements need to be made to help visually impaired students learn especially when it comes to difficult concepts in math and science.

"They are often provided with tactile images, but what we're trying to do is take that to a level to provide more detailed tactile images and more things that are more hands on for them to use," she said.

Through her work and research with these kids, she's hoping to find a way to make learning just as easy for them as it is for their peers.

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