Lindsay Yazzolino is a science enthusiast and accessibility and inclusion advocate in Boston, and the first blind AstroAccess ambassador: she flew weightless in December 2022.
Lindsay Yazzolino is a nonvisual designer and accessible technology consultant bringing STEAM concepts to life through "hand-catching" tactile experiences and accessible digital content. As a cognitive neuroscience research advisor who has been totally blind since birth, she leverages her nonvisual expertise and science background to develop experiences which make use of our nonvisual senses. She and her collaborators have designed museum exhibits, public art installations, and educational materials that make use of the latest technologies such as 3D printing and touch-responsive sensors and tablets and she advises researchers on best practices for conducting studies of cognitive abilities in blind individuals. She is a proficient user of blindness-specific desktop and mobile assistive technologies, and works alongside digital designers and developers to create accessible user experiences.