Computer Science Academy is an engaging, 3-day training program where middle and high school students can receive instruction in programming, and other relevant computer science topics, from a visually impaired college professor who teaches in the field. No prior experience with computer science is required, however, a solid foundation in basic computing is important.
The curriculum used at CS Academy is adapted from the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) curriculum, which is used in dozens of high schools across the US. The IECS curriculum is enhanced to enable students with visual impairments to develop skills and explore interests in areas such as web design, programming, and robotics.
This course will be led by Stephanie Ludi, a professor from the University of North Texas, in cooperation with Perkins staff. After the program, students will have the opportunity to maintain contact with, troubleshoot, and share resources with Professor Ludi and other members of this program.