[BlindMath] Programming with young blind and visual impaired students

Robin Williams Robin.Williams at atass-sports.co.uk
Thu May 25 07:01:11 UTC 2023

I've no experience with this, but I've heard good reviews of Apple's Swift Playgrounds app. For example, see this resource:
Perhaps you would need something a little more advanced for the older students, but this could be a good starting point?

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     As far as languages go, C isn't too hard to work with. As long as the syntax is correct, a C program will run. The writer can run code through a C beautifier to make it pretty. In some ways, I like compiled languages the best because there is an executable that doesn't require a runtime library.
For kids, if you want to control Lego(R) you can use NXC (Not Exactly C), Quorum or robotc from CMU. Note for use with LEGO systems, you have to change the firmware in the brick. It is cool to see a NXC program move a LEGO robot in a pattern and a BLV student can feel the result.
Hope this helps.


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