Accessible coding demonstrations for youth with visual impairment

Free event around research to involve BLV students in learning coding.

Hurry! This free event is May 13, 2023 8:30 am EST!

Traditionally the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teaching relies on visual media and the apprenticeship model where students see, learn, and practice. For example, visual programming employs blocks representing coding logic that better introduce beginners to writing code in a drag and drop manner. However, such an approach creates entry barriers for youth with visual impairments due to the lack of accessible materials and effective delivery strategies. Our outreach activities aim to demonstrate an Augmented Reality (AR) instructional system with a social robot to provide computer programming instructions via a wearable interface for visually impaired youth. The youth will engage with accessible programming tools that will empower the employment of digital and physical prototyping. This event consists of a list of related research presentations and demonstrations.

Register in advance for this meeting: Accessible Coding registration link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This event is geared for students with some background in coding or AI, or educators who have some familiarity with the field.

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