Apple and Perkins School for the Blind partner to teach kids how to code

The program is meant to make technology more accessible to visually-impaired students at the Watertown school.

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Teaching kids coding in an accessible way

May 22, 2018

To Apple, the world of technology should be accessible to everyone, and that’s why the company is partnering with Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown to teach kids how to code.

The tech giant has an initiative called Everyone Can Code, which includes a curriculum meant to bring the skill of computer coding to students of all ages through the iPad app Swift Playgrounds. Now, Apple is teaming up with schools that serve the blind and deaf communities to ensure that they aren’t left out of the coding conversation.

Perkins School for the Blind is one of eight participating schools across the country (and the only one in New England) to partner with Apple to teach kids how to code, no matter the visual (or auditory) barriers they may have previously faced.

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