Coding Education and Accessibility in Schools June 3, 2024 at 1:15 pm

Software developing is one of the fastest growing fields in America. Because of this coding is being integrated into schools from a very young age. With a gap in coding education for students with visual impairments, APH has sought to provide adapted coding education materials. According to a 2018 Stack Overflow survey of 64,000 developers, 1 out of every 100 software developers is blind/ visually impaired. In January 2022 survey of 1,000 U.S. students commissioned by KX, a global provider for real-time analytics and data management software, found that 35% of the students surveyed reported that cannot currently code said that the lack of educational access is the primary barrier holding them back from learning. Code Jumper, Code Quest, and the Accessible Code and Go Mouse are available under Federal Quota and help bridge the gap in coding education for students with visual impairments.

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Participants will gain knowledge of the Coding products that are available for students through APH.
2. Participants will learn the strengths and differences of each device to better determine which product will work best for each student they service and how each device can be integrated into all school subjects.
3. Participants will be able to code on the Code Jumper, Code Quest, and Assessable Code and Go Mouse


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