Share Paper: Introduction of Swift Playground in the Classroom for Visually Impaired Students

  1. Jang Hee I, Cobrix LLC and Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Wednesday, March 20 5:45 PM-7:00 PM Celebrity Ballroom 1&2

Abstract: Despite national attention on computer science, there is a significant lack of educational resources for blind and visually impaired population to get introduced to learn to program. Recently, Apple worked with engineers, educators, and programmers to make Everyone Can Code curricula as accessible as possible, for an example, by integrating with VoiceOver, the most advanced screen-reading technology for people who are blind or low vision which can describe nearly everything happening on screen. We explore how Swift Playgrounds, as a part of Everyone Can Code curricula, can be used so students from kindergarten to college and beyond, especially with visual ...