Apple is teaming up with leading educators for blind and deaf communities across the United States to bring accessible coding to their schools. And after expanding all over for a while, Apple has announced on its website that it is now coming to quite a few schools across the U.S. and with special support for students with vision, hearing, and other assistive needs arising out of disabilities.
Apple created the comprehensive Everyone Can Code curricula so students from kindergarten to college and beyond can learn and write code using Swift.
With VoiceOver integration, Swift Playgrounds can take students step-by-step through learning Swift, all without needing to see the screen.
"We want everyone to enjoy the everyday moments that technology helps make possible, so we work to make every Apple product accessible from the very start", the page reads. Blind and deaf students to get the opportunity to learn the Swift programming language.
Apple Announces 'Everyone Can Code' Partnership with Schools for Blind and Deaf Students
"We hope to bring Everyone Can Code to even more schools around the world serving students with disabilities", he added. With the built-in Learn to Code lessons, you'll use real code to solve puzzles and meet characters you can control with just a tap.
The upcoming expansion of the Everyone Can Code program will include "groundbreaking" accessibility technology in addition to Apple's own accessibility tools and device features.
For students who have hearing disabilities, FaceTime can capture expressions and gestures so that they can fully interact with the program.
This new move by Apple has made the students very happy. These partnerships follow the successful deployment of Everyone Can Code at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.