Block languages for the visually impaired

Presenter: Brian Harvey (US)

Summary: Block languages (Scratch, Snap!, Blockly, App Inventor, StarLogo TNG) have had a surge of popularity in introductory computer science curricula because of their strong appeal to traditionally underrepresented groups, especially girls. But they threaten to exclude one group: the visually impaired. How can we extend software and curricula to solve this problem?

Type of participation: Discussion