Apple announced that the company is bringing Everyone can code through which young students with vision, hearing and other assistive needs can code through swift Playgrounds iPad app. Currently the company announced eight schools across the US that supports this initiative which include schools for deaf and blind in various states of nation.
“Apple collaborated with engineers, educators, and programmers from various accessibility communities to make Everyone Can Code as accessible as possible and will work in close coordination with schools to augment the curricula as needed. This will include providing additional tools and resources such as tactile maps to enhance the understanding of coding environments for non-visual learners,” Apple said in the press release.
Company released the Initial list of participating schools:
- California School for the Blind – Fremont, California.
- California School for the Deaf – Fremont, California.
- District 75/Citywide Programs, New York City Department of Education – New York, New York.
- Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind – St. Augustine, Florida.
- Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired -Winnetka, Illinois.
- Perkins School for the Blind – Watertown, Massachusetts.
- Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Austin, Texas.
- Texas School for the Deaf – Austin, Texas.
Apple has also revamped the accessibility section of its website for Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which has promoted digital accessibility and inclusion for people with all disabilities on the third Thursday of May every year since 2012.