Apple launches new programme to teach blind children in the UK how to CODE

25 January 2019
Source: Mirror

Apple has partnered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to launch Apple LogoEveryone Can Code

Children will learn to code via the Swift Playgrounds app, which teaches coding through fun cartoons and puzzles.

Alongside the app, children will also be provided with braille versions of the puzzles.

Additionally, users will have access to Apple’s screen reading technology, VoiceOver, allowing them to use Swift Playgrounds without needing to see the screen.

RNIB logo
RNIB logo

The programme launched in the US back in May, and has been very successful.

Speaking at the time, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said: “Apple’s mission is to make products as accessible as possible.

Read the full story on the Mirror website

 

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