Kassie (spelled k a s i) logo with an epiphany over the dot in the letter eye representing light rays or an idea. the logo is a dark purple to light yellow gradient going from lower left to the upper right part of the logo.

Make learning a tactile and touchable experience

Alchemie is working to build Kasi a new learning system that combines physical objects and computer vision technology to provide a multi-sensory exploration of the microscopic world of chemistry.
Top down image of the Kasi set up showing the camera pointed down at the magnetic white board with the atom, bond, lone pair, and charge pieces on the table. The Water molecule is being put together on the white board.
Kasi will immerse students in hands-on experiences for various subjects, starting with chemistry. The common lack of prior knowledge form everyday experiences and the visual nature of the subject makes chemistry challenging to learn, especially for blind and visually impaired (BVI) students. Kasi is critically important for those students because they only have touch and sound to make sense of the sub-microscopic world of chemistry.
Want to own a Kasi set?
For a limited time we are offering versions of Kasi through Kickstarter.
Not only will you be able to get your own set, or sets for a classroom, but you are helping Alchemie take the next step in production and development.
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Nicole Kada, Alchemie's Blind Consultant, has been vital in the development of KASI. Learn more about her by visiting her Youtube Channel and Twitter.
Here is a sneak peek of our development with Nicole Kada, one of the accessibility consultants working on this project.
A gif of the Atom Oxygen piece, single bond, lone pair, with words describing the embossed braille and chemical symbol on the Oxygen piece and concave ends on the lone pair and bond pieces.
Each Kasi piece has embossed chemical symbols and braille for accessibility. Bonds and lone pair pieces are made with concave sides to fit snugly against the atom during learning activities. This feature allows students to manipulate the chemical structure smoothly as they are guided by prompts from the Kasi system.
The goal of this project is to create an accessible system where BVI students learn alongside their sighted peers without a need for additional tools. By designing a system that can be used by all students, the cost to the BVI student is kept affordable.  Most BVI students are more likely to receive instruction in mainstream classes, Kasi helps to build inclusiveness and confidence for BVI students and increase academic persistence in STEM courses.
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Top down image of the full Kasi set up including: Kasi pieces: 6 lone pairs, 1 positive charge, 1 negative charge, 1 nitrogen atom, 2 chlorine atoms, 2 carbon atoms, 2 oxygen atoms, 6 hydrogen atoms, 1 hint token, 7 single bonds, 2 double bonds, and one triple bond. Kasi software access USB Webcam Camera Stand Magnetic White Board
2 CARBON ATOMS
image of lone pairs, a small piece with two extruded dots to indicate the long pairs. The base of the piece has one rounded side and another curved side that fits into the atom pieces.
2 OXYGEN ATOMS
image of lone pairs, a small piece with two extruded dots to indicate the long pairs. The base of the piece has one rounded side and another curved side that fits into the atom pieces.
6 HYDROGEN ATOMS
image of lone pairs, a small piece with two extruded dots to indicate the long pairs. The base of the piece has one rounded side and another curved side that fits into the atom pieces.
2 CHLORINE ATOMS
image of lone pairs, a small piece with two extruded dots to indicate the long pairs. The base of the piece has one rounded side and another curved side that fits into the atom pieces.
1 NITROGEN ATOM
image of lone pairs, a small piece with two extruded dots to indicate the long pairs. The base of the piece has one rounded side and another curved side that fits into the atom pieces.
1 HINT TOKEN
image of lone pairs, a small piece with two extruded dots to indicate the long pairs. The base of the piece has one rounded side and another curved side that fits into the atom pieces.
6 LONE PAIRS
image of lone pairs, a small piece with two extruded dots to indicate the long pairs. The base of the piece has one rounded side and another curved side that fits into the atom pieces.
7 SINGLE BONDS
Image of Single bond. The pieces is a rectangle with two curved sides that fit into the atom pieces. There is an extruded rectangle shape in the middle of the bond.
2 DOUBLE BONDS
image of lone pairs, a small piece with two extruded dots to indicate the long pairs. The base of the piece has one rounded side and another curved side that fits into the atom pieces.
1 TRIPLE BOND
image of lone pairs, a small piece with two extruded dots to indicate the long pairs. The base of the piece has one rounded side and another curved side that fits into the atom pieces.
1 POSITIVE CHARGE
image of lone pairs, a small piece with two extruded dots to indicate the long pairs. The base of the piece has one rounded side and another curved side that fits into the atom pieces.
1 NEGATIVE CHARGE
image of lone pairs, a small piece with two extruded dots to indicate the long pairs. The base of the piece has one rounded side and another curved side that fits into the atom pieces.
EXTERNAL USB WEBCAM
Image of the external camera. a small, rectangular device with a camera in the middle and adjustable clamps.
CAMERA MOUNT
Camera Mount. A long adjustable stand with legs that extend out for balance.
MAGNETIC WHITE BOARD
Camera Mount. A long adjustable stand with legs that extend out for balance.
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Phase I of this project was funded by the Department of Education.