I am glad someone is working on this: b/vi kids need access to early programming education, too.
From the mailbag:
I am leading a long-term project at the University of North Texas to
improve access to visual programming tools for children with visual
impairments. Examples of visual programming tools are Scratch and Snap,
which require small blocks of code to be connected together with the mouse
to create a program. If your child is visually impaired and has been in a
classroom or other environment where they and their peers are learning
about programming, I’d like to hear about their experiences and your
insight into any challenges. The survey is from your point of view, though
you may need to ask your child some questions.
Your participation will take about 10 minutes of your time. The survey is
At the end of the survey, you can opt into a raffle for a $50 Amazon gift
card (US only).
If you have any questions, please contact me at Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Stephanie Ludi
Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator, Co-Director of Research In Software
Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
University of North Texas