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  1. Richard Ladner
  2. http://www.cs.washington.edu/people/faculty/ladner
  3. Professor Emeritus
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. University of Washington
  1. Brianna Blaser
  2. Program Coordinator/Counselor
  3. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  4. University of Washington
  1. Lauren Milne
  2. https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~milnel2/
  3. PhD Candidate
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. University of Washington
  1. Andreas Stefik
  2. http://web.cs.unlv.edu/stefika/
  3. Associate Professor
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. University of Nevada Las Vegas

AccessCSforAll

NSF Awards: 1440843, 1440878, 1738252, 1738259

2018 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades K-6

Blocks-based programming environments such as Scratch are often the first experiences for young children who are learning computational thinking and programming.  Unfortunately, these environments are not accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired who use screen readers, thereby excluding them from these experience that can lead to careers in STEM fields including computer science.  The Blocks4All prototype programming environment makes blocks-based programming accessible on a touchscreen tablet computer.  In a study, Block4All was used successfully by young children who are blind or visually impaired to control a Dash robot, while enjoying their programming experiences.  Blocks4All is universally designed so that all children whether blind, low-vision, or sighted can use it to compose programs that control a robot.  This project is a reminder that STEM for All should mean including students with disabilities in transforming the educational landscape. 

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