Apple wants everyone to code, and I mean everyone, not even the blind shall be left behind. The Cupertino company has launched a new program in the UK to teach blind kids how to code.
Apple, through partnership with the Royal National Institute of Blind People has launched Everyone Can Code program, seeking to teach blind children how to write code. The kids will learn through the Swift Playgrounds app that teaches using cartoons and puzzles.
Alongside the Swift Playground app, the kids will also be given braille versions of the puzzles. The learners will be able to use Apple’s screen reading technology and VoiceOver, which will allow them to use the Swift Playground without the need to see the screen.
The Everyone Can Code program seeking to teach the blind how to code was first launched in the US back in May 2018, and has proven to be a success.
“Apple’s mission is to make products as accessible as possible,” said Tim Cook, Apple CEO.
“We created Everyone Can Code because we believe all students deserve an opportunity to learn the language of technology. We hope to bring Everyone …read more