Apple brought an accessible coding program to schools teach blind and deaf students. By this, Apple wants to give the opportunity to the children with the disability so that they can learn the learn language of technology. Initially, Apple will serve the community only in the U.S.A. Then, it will expand the service around the world.
“Apple’s mission is to make products as accessible as possible,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We created Everyone Can Code because we believe all students deserve an opportunity to learn the language of technology. We hope to bring Everyone Can Code to even more schools around the world serving students with disabilities.”
Apple published that “Apple is teaming up with leading educators for blind and deaf communities across the US to bring accessible coding to their schools. Beginning this fall, schools supporting students with vision, hearing or other assistive needs will start teaching the Everyone Can Code curricula for Swift, Apple’s powerful and intuitive programming language.”
Bill Daugherty, superintendent at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin, expressed the excitement saying, “Our students were tremendously excited at our first Everyone Can Code session earlier this year,” “There are more than 10,400 students with visual impairments in Texas, and the development of this curricula is going to be a big step in opening up coding opportunities for our students and those across the nation.”