Are there Hour of Code activities that are accessible to students with visual impairments?
Code.org’s Hour of Code activities are one-hour tutorials designed to expose K-12 students to coding and other aspects of computer science. Although there are numerous Hour of Code projects, many are not accessible to students who are blind and visually impaired. However, there are two that utilize the Quorum programming language and are accessible.
Code with Mary, Astronomy, Dash Joins a Dance Circle (K-5), and Dash Joins a Dance Circle (with functions) (6-8) are fully accessible to students with visual impairments and can also be used with a classroom of sighted students. Currently, there are no other accessible Hour of Code activities.
For more information about Code.org and students with disabilities, consult Supporting Students with Disabilities for the Hour of Code.
For more information about accessible K-12 computer science, consult the following knowledge base articles:
- What are some examples of accessible programming languages?
- What is the Quorum programming language?
- How can K-12 computing courses be made accessible to students with disabilities?
- Are there resources to help individuals who are blind build hardware devices?
- What access challenges might visitors to a web page experience?
- What are typical accommodations for students with blindness?
- How can people who are blind operate computers?