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National Coding Symposium: TVIs and Students with BLVI

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 1:20 PM PST  
Grand CD  
In May 2020, the American Printing House (APH) in partnership with California School f/t Blind (CSB) hosted the first ever virtual National Coding Symposium for students who are blind or visually impaired. The continued success led to the creation of an annual event. Building on that success, APH and CSB, along with Center for Cybersecurity Research & Education (CCRE) and the Center for Assistive Technology Training (CATT), are planning a Day of Code to be combined with the annual National Coding Symposium. Coding is fun, challenging, and inherently accessible across platforms and skill levels. Students of every age benefit from learning to code. This symposium aims to inspire students to become leaders in careers inclusive of and related to programming and software development and to provide teachers with the resources and support they need to teach coding concepts with ease. During this session, we will discuss and share: *Successes and lessons learned from previous Coding Symposiums *Benefits of learning to code for students who are blind or visually impaired *Challenges facing students and teachers *Resources from previous symposiums including lesson plans, activities, and recorded videos for use by teachers and students *Advantages of making connections with blind programmers and others in careers associated with coding at companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Yahoo, etc. *The plan for Day of Code to be a national event No knowledge of coding is needed to benefit.

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  • Higher Education
  • Disability Specific
  • K-12 Education
  • Entertainment & Recreation
  • Employment & Human Resources
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Session Summary (Abstract)
Coding is inherently accessible for students of every age and ability. Join us to learn about the National Coding Symposium and Day of Code. Discover ways to increase students’ success in programming related fields. Resources: lesson plans/activities  
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Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Gaming & Interactive Entertainment
  • School-to-Work Transitioning
Session Type
General Track  


  • Adrian Amandi
    California School for the Blind
  • Denise Snow
    American Printing House
  • Katrina Best
    American Printing House

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