Readers of TDI World 49.1 may recall reading an article titled “Apple Reaches Out to Schools for Deaf and Blind”. We highlighted Apple’s newest coding curricula, “Everyone Can Code” and how it teamed with educators from the deaf and blind communities to begin teaching their students how to code.
Now, Apple brought in more innovative resources for all students and teachers who benefit from Apple’s built-in accessibility features and learn to code. These new exciting resources include a Coding Concepts Video in American Sign Language by Deaf developers Will Johansson and Tim Kettering, software engineers at Lyft.
Additional resources for DeafBlind and blind students include:
- Accessible Learn to Code 1 & 2 Teacher Guide optimized for VoiceOver and includes new activities and videos with closed captions and audio descriptions
- Swift Playgrounds Tactile Puzzle Worlds provides Unified English Braille and embossed graphics to help blind or low vision students navigate the puzzles in learn to Code 1.
To see all the new and exciting resources, check out Apple’s Education page.