We're always looking for sighted volunteers and visually impaired users who want to help test and improve our service.
I’d like to volunteer
If you would like to volunteer, please sign up on the form below, and we'll let you know as soon as IRIS is ready. Beta testing is currently suspended while we work on an update to IRIS, based on feedback from our volunteers world wide.
I’m visually impaired
If you are visually impaired, or supporting someone who is visually impaired, please contact us to express interest in trying IRIS. We will get back to you in a one-to-one bases, sign you up for the beta test and offer you the chance to shape IRIS with us.
What we do
Our aim is to bring easy access of visual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) data to blind and visually impaired Students. We believe that scientific data of all forms should be accessible to anyone.
Grapheel’s projects are born of the desire to help open the doors to STEM to everyone, and as such we are keen to welcome new ideas and volunteers from around the world.
Why we do it
Founded by a small team of scientists from the University of Sussex and headed up by a blind theoretical physicist, Grapheel knows the challenges faced by STEM students, let alone those who don’t have access to all available resources.
Our founder, Daniel Hajas, wants to harness his unique perspective and enable students like him to pursue their passion for STEM and open doors to future opportunities.
We are developing a web app, available across all online platforms, making use of a network of researchers, programmers and other scientifically minded people who are passionate about making sure nobody gets left in the dark.
There are many things we take for granted in the world. Our loved ones, having a roof over our head, weekend lie-ins…
We know how difficult it is to find support when it comes to making scientific learning and teaching content accessible. In addition to our other services, we wish to offer practical help with tackling science classes with ease.
What our Community Says
I do enjoy IRIS, of course it satisfies the human desire to feel helpful which makes me very happy to help others but I also like that it forces me to stop and think about what I am seeing. This both gives me a kind of mindfulness feeling but also helps me practice giving attention to small details, and I hope in time this will make me into some kind of super skilled graph expert.
Donate to Grapheel
Grapheel is not for profit and it relies on donations to continue to maintain, develop, and improve our services. We would be grateful for your support.
- Grapheel Newsletter: September 2017 4th September 2017
- Grapheel in the News: BBC, ITV, the Argus, and more. 11th July 2017
- Can You Guess the Image? 2nd July 2017
- Making the most out of IRIS 1st July 2017
- Calling all Sighted People: We Need YOU! 25th June 2017
- Internship with Grapheel: Welcome, Joanne Sheppard! 22nd May 2017
- Continued: Do disabled STEM students have less support in higher education? (IoP Diversity) 3rd May 2017